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Judge Makes History with Appointment to MO Supreme Court

A state high court appointment is making history. Governor Mike Parson appointed the Honorable Robin Ransom as the next Judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri. She will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Laura Denvir Stith in early March. Judge Ransom was appointed to serve on the Eastern District Court of Appeals by Governor Parson in 2019. Before serving on the appellate bench, Judge Ransom was appointed as a Circuit Judge for the City of St. Louis by Governor Matt Blunt in 2008. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Ransom served for six years as a Family Court Commissioner in the City of St. Louis. She also previously served in the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office as well as the St. Louis County Public Defender’s Office. With her appointment, Ransom has made history, as she becomes the first Black woman to sit on the Missouri Supreme Court. The Missouri Legislative Black Caucus said they are pleased to see black women finally represented in the state’s highest court with the appointment of Judge Ransom.