Missouri Supreme Court won’t hear Jay Ascroft’s appeal of abortion ballot summaries

Posted on AllSides November 20th, 2023
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The Missouri Supreme Court has denied Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s attempt to appeal rulings against his ballot summary for initiative petitions seeking to enshrine the right to abortion in the state Constitution. The court also rejected an appeal seeking to reject cost estimates crafted by Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick. The decisions came down Monday evening, less than a week after Ashcroft asked the state’s highest court to take up the case. Ashcroft is attempting to keep the wording of a ballot summary he crafted for several abortion-rights initiative petitions stating...

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