Commission announces nominees for Court of Appeals vacancy

26 March 2002


Commission announces nominees for Court of Appeals vacancy


COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR COURT OF APPEALS VACANCY

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr., Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri and Chair of the Appellate Judicial Commission, today announced that the Commission has submitted to Gov. Bob Holden its panel of nominees to fill a vacancy on the Court of Appeals, Eastern District. The vacancy exists due to the appointment of the Honorable Richard B. Teitelman to the Supreme Court of Missouri.

The panel consists of Glenn A. Norton, Rebecca S. Stith and Erwin O. Switzer III.

Norton is chief legal counsel to Gov. Holden.  He was born January 28, 1960, in Macon, Mo.  He received his undergraduate degree in 1982 from Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., and his law degree in 1985 from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.  Norton lives in Ellisville.

Stith is a senior trial attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in St. Louis.  She was born November 27, 1956, in St. Louis.  She received her undergraduate degree in 1979 from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, her master's degree in 1982 from Duke University in Durham, N.C., and her law degree in 1989 from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.  Stith lives in St. Louis.

Switzer serves as special chief counsel for the Missouri Attorney General's Office in St. Louis.  He was born February 25, 1956, in St. Louis.  He received his undergraduate degree in 1978 from St. Louis University and his law degree in 1981 from St. Louis University School of Law.  Switzer lives in St. Louis.
Gov. Holden has 60 days to select one member of the panel to fill the vacancy.  If the governor should fail to do so, the Missouri Constitution directs the Commission to make the appointment.

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