advertisement

18 apply for Missouri Supreme Court opening

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 | 12:58 p.m. CDT; updated 3:07 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 17, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — The commission that picks finalists for the Missouri Supreme Court will interview 18 applicants to replace Judge William Ray Price Jr.

The commission said Tuesday the pool includes three women, one racial minority, 11 working in the public sector and seven in private practice. The commission selects three finalists, and Gov. Jay Nixon makes the final appointment.

Applicants include four people who worked for Nixon.

Jeff Harris is a former House member who now works in the governor's office. Appellate Judge Karen Mitchell was Revenue Department director, and Nixon appointed her to the Court of Appeals' Western District. Paul Wilson left the governor's office for a circuit judge appointment and now works in private practice.

State Solicitor James Layton worked for Nixon when he was attorney general before becoming governor.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements