There are a few different plans trying to "Fix" our constitution regarding the way we elect/appoint/select judges. Some like the federal type selection, some like direct elections, others like the judicial selection process.
The Kelsey plan (the federal model) to give the governor appointment with legislative approval.
The Norris plan is what ever the legislature decides.
The Ford plan is regional elections of judges.
The thing is, none of the plans at this time have the support to pass. They need 50% legislative vote this year and 2/3 in the next general assembly and passage by the people.
I don't see it happening for any of them. So the question is, What happens then?
Some people think we just go back to what we have been doing. Oh contrair mon frare.
The man with an interesting hand is Sen. Mike Bell. He has the ability to re start the (questionably constitutional) judicial selection process (Also called the Missouri plan) that is currently in place. The Missouri plan is now in "wind down" meaning it will be dead next year. After that, well, who knows. Some say we will go back to direct elections as was the system previous to the Missouri plan being set up. Others think the supreme court will not allow that to happen. That they will somehow twist things around to make it so the status Que remains. They will make the constitution be as they will it. Not as it reads. Something many feel they have a strong history of doing.
Short of one of the plans passing or Bell being over run, we will find out in short order how activist our state supreme court really is.