Appellate commission releases demographic, interviewee, meeting information for Price vacancy on Supreme Court of Missouri

17 July 2012

Appellate commission releases demographic, interviewee, meeting information for Price vacancy on Supreme Court of Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Pursuant to Rule 10.28(d), the Appellate Judicial Commission announces the following demographic information relating to applicants for the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Missouri created by the impending Aug. 1, 2012, retirement of Judge William Ray Price Jr.

There are 18 applicants for the vacancy. Three are women, and one is a minority applicant. Six are from outside the metropolitan area. Eleven applicants work in the public sector, and seven work in the private sector. Of those in the private sector, three work in solo or small-firm practices. Of those in the public sector, four are trial court judges. The applicants’ mean age is 52.8.

Also pursuant to Rule 10.28(d), the commission announces it will interview all 18 applicants:

Hon. Alan Blankenship

Hon. Lisa W. Hardwick

Jeff Harris

Joe D. Jacobson

Russell J. Kruse

James R. Layton

Benjamin A. Lipman

Hon. Michael W. Manners

James R. McAdams

Hon. Karen K. Mitchell

Hon. Glenn A. Norton

Hon. Steven Ohmer

Hon. Mark D. Pfeiffer

Hon. Mary W. Sheffield

Stanley J. Wallach

Thomas B. Weaver

Paul C. Wilson

Curtis E. Woods

The commission will conduct interviews starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Supreme Court Building, 207 W. High St. in Jefferson City. The public is invited to attend and observe interviews. The commission expects to meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the same location to select the three nominees from this applicant pool for the governor’s consideration.

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Contact: Beth S. Riggert

Communications Counsel

Supreme Court of Missouri

(573) 751-3676