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Updated Thursday, July 17 to include a statement from Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones (R-Eureka).

Seventeen years after his first nomination, former Missouri Supreme Court Justice Ronnie White has been approved for a federal judgeship in the Eastern District of Missouri.

The U.S. Senate voted 53-44 to confirm his appointment Wednesday.

It was a long journey that began in 1997 when President Bill Clinton nominated White for a seat on the Eastern District Court of Missouri. At the time he was the first African-American judge on the Missouri Supreme Court.

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President Barack Obama has nominated a Springfield attorney and former Missouri House member for a federal judgeship.

The White House announced the nomination of 57-year-old Doug Harpool on Thursday. If confirmed,  Harpool would serve on the U.S. District Court for the 66-county Western District of Missouri.

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A three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals is planning to take its work on the road.

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A state nominating commission has selected a Columbia attorney as one of the three finalists to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed new circuit judges in St. Louis and Kansas City.

Commission accepting applications for Mo. Supreme Court

Jun 8, 2012
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Missouri’s Appellate Judicial Commission is accepting applications for a new judge to sit on the seven-member Missouri Supreme Court.

A proposed constitutional amendment to revise the selection process for appellate judges is headed to Missouri voters.