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Constitutional Question Appellate Jurisdiction of the Missouri Supreme Court: The Albatross Hangs Heavy Still

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dc.contributor.author Bubany, Charles P.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T17:02:28Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T17:02:28Z
dc.date.issued 1974
dc.identifier.citation 39 Mo. L. Rev. 299 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10601/360
dc.description.abstract The constitutional amendment of article V, section three (effective January 1, 1972), reduced the categories of cases which must be appealed directly to the Missouri Supreme Court. Many have hailed the change as a significant part of an improved appellate court system. The purpose of the amendment of section three and other parts of article V was to enhance the prestige of the supreme court and make it "truly a court of the last resort, concentrating on the decision of important cases" and "achieving uniformity in judicial interpretation throughout the state." Unfortunately, the surgery performed on article V, section three, has not eliminated the problems inherent in a system of "by-pass" appellate jurisdiction based on prospectively-defined categories. The category that continues to be troublesome and accounts for a large portion of the supreme courts work load is, “all cases involving the construction of the Constitution of the United States or of the state." Professor Bubany discusses the problem in depth and lays out the challenges that the Missouri Supreme Court will need to overcome. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Missouri Law Review
dc.relation.uri http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/molr39&collection=journals&id=309&men_hide=false&men_tab=citnav
dc.subject Art. V en_US
dc.subject Missouri Constitution en_US
dc.subject Missouri en_US
dc.title Constitutional Question Appellate Jurisdiction of the Missouri Supreme Court: The Albatross Hangs Heavy Still en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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