Missouri Constitution Section

Article XII
Section 14
November 14, 2016

Effect on certain existing courts.

Section 4. All courts of common pleas now existing, the St. Louis courts of criminal correction, and all circuit court circuits as now established, shall continue until changed or abolished by law. The justices of the peace shall continue to hold their offices and receive the emoluments thereof until their terms of office expire, upon which their records shall be transferred to the magistrate courts.

Source: Const of 1875, Sch. §§ 4, 5.

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