Wow! This is big. The A.G. (Attorney General) admits his position was a partisan appointment and that the supreme court is partisan.
"The Democratic leadership feared that Winfield Dunn,
the first Republican governor in fifty years, would appoint a majority of
Republican justices, who in turn would appoint a Republican [as] Attorney
General, who at that time was a member of the powerful State Building
This was not acceptable. So, the General Assembly removed the
Supreme Court from the Modified Missouri Plan during its 1974 session
over Governor Dunn’s veto."