One judge in particular, Missouri Supreme Court Judge Richard Teitelman, was re-elected last year despite the efforts of the bill's sponsor, Rep. Ed Emery, R-Lamar. Emery told the Post he isn't even exactly sure why he opposes Teitelman.
When we have elected officials tinkering with our governing documents who aren't even clear about the reasoning of their actions, it should be a time of great concern for those interested in legitimate, democratic representative government.
Correction: The MO Supreme Court Judge's first name is Richard, not Mark as I previously wrote. Thanks to the anonymous commenter who pointed that out.