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