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Posted by: Laura Roy on Jul 1, 2021

Laura RoyLaura Roy
Clerk of Court, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District

Originally published in the July 2021 issue of the St. Louis Lawyer magazine.  Download PDF.

Ransom is the first African American woman appointed to the Supreme Court, and only the fifth woman to join the Court. She was selected from a pool of 25 applicants, and Parson selected Ransom from a panel that included Judge Don Burrell, Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District, and Judge William Corrigan, Jr., St. Louis County Circuit Court. Ransom replaces Judge Laura Denvir Stith, who retired in March.

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