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First Black woman appointed to Supreme Court of Missouri

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First Black woman appointed to Supreme Court of Missouri

By Elizabeth Ballew, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

 Governor Mike Parson held a press conference Monday afternoon to announce Judge Robin Ransom as his selection to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Missouri. 

Judge Ransom would be the first Black woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Missouri. 

“Judge Ransom will add valuable experience, perspective, and balance to the court,” Governor Parson said.  “I have high confidence that she will continue to be a fair enforcer of the law, faithfully interpret the law as written, and reasonably consider decisions made at the trial and appellate level in her own evaluation.” 

Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Ransom served for six years as a Family…

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