The Supreme Court of MO’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness (created after DOJ’s scathing Ferguson report) wraps up a series of public hearings

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The Supreme Court of Missouri’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness was established to address bias in the court system after the U.S. DOJ released a their Ferguson report. 

The Supreme Court of Missouri created its commission on racial and ethnic fairness by order dated October 6, 2015. The commission will focus its study on six areas – the judicial system generally, the civil justice system, the criminal justice system, the juvenile justice system, the municipal justice system and the practice of law – to identify solutions and make recommendations for improvement. Together, the commission members will engage with the public in examining and reviewing current practices and recommending measures to help assure fairness, impartiality, equal access and full participation for racial and ethnic minorities in the judicial process and in the practice of law.

The Commission has been holding a series of public hearings. The one in Springfield this evening is the last of four before the Commission considers feedback and makes recommendations. 

Here’s more on tonight’s public forum.

Here’s the Commission’s webpage. 

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