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Commission selects nominees to fill Missouri Supreme Court vacancy

Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard B. Teitelman, chairman of the Appellate Judicial Commission, announced Thursday that the group has submitted to Gov. Jay Nixon its panel of nominees to fill a vacancy on the high court.

The vacancy exists due to the retirement of Judge Michael A. Wolff, who has resumed a full-time teaching career at Saint Louis University School of Law after serving 13 years on the Supreme Court, including a term as chief justice.

The commission unanimously supports the three nominees. After more than six hours of public interviews, more than four hours of deliberations and seven rounds of balloting, the nominees are: Hon. Michael W. Manners, seven votes; Hon. George W. Draper III, five votes; and Joe D. Jacobson, four votes.

Manners is a circuit judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit (Jackson County). He was born Sept. 25, 1950. He earned his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in history and political science in 1972 from Central Missouri State University (now the University of Central Missouri) in Warrensburg and his law degree in 1976 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Manners lives in Lee’s Summit.

Draper is a judge on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District. He was born Aug. 5, 1953. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1977 from Morehouse College in Atlanta and his law degree in 1981 from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. Draper lives in Chesterfield.

Jacobson is a shareholder in the St. Louis law firm of Green Jacobson PC. He was born June 14, 1961. He earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1983 from Washington University in St. Louis and his law degree, magna cum laude, in 1986 from Boston University School of Law. He lives in University City.

Nixon has 60 days to select one member of the panel to fill the vacancy. If he doesn’t, the Missouri Constitution directs the commission to make the appointment.

In addition to Teitelman, the commission is comprised of attorneys J.R. Hobbs of Kansas City, Nancy Mogab of St. Louis and John D. Wooddell of Springfield and lay members John Gentry of Springfield, Donald L. Ross of St. Louis and Jill Shurin of Kansas City.

    Commission selects nominees to fill Missouri Supreme Court vacancy

    Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard B. Teitelman, chairman of the Appellate Judicial Commission, announced Thursday that the group has submitted to Gov. Jay Nixon its panel of nominees to fill a vacancy on the high court.

    The vacancy exists due to the retirement of Judge Michael A. Wolff, who has resumed a full-time teaching career at Saint Louis University School of Law after serving 13 years on the Supreme Court, including a term as chief justice.

    The commission unanimously supports the three nominees. After more than six hours of public interviews, more than four hours of deliberations and seven rounds of balloting, the nominees are: Hon. Michael W. Manners, seven votes; Hon. George W. Draper III, five votes; and Joe D. Jacobson, four votes.

    Manners is a circuit judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit (Jackson County). He was born Sept. 25, 1950. He earned his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in history and political science in 1972 from Central Missouri State University (now the University of Central Missouri) in Warrensburg and his law degree in 1976 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Manners lives in Lee’s Summit.

    Draper is a judge on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District. He was born Aug. 5, 1953. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1977 from Morehouse College in Atlanta and his law degree in 1981 from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. Draper lives in Chesterfield.

    Jacobson is a shareholder in the St. Louis law firm of Green Jacobson PC. He was born June 14, 1961. He earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1983 from Washington University in St. Louis and his law degree, magna cum laude, in 1986 from Boston University School of Law. He lives in University City.

    Nixon has 60 days to select one member of the panel to fill the vacancy. If he doesn’t, the Missouri Constitution directs the commission to make the appointment.

    In addition to Teitelman, the commission is comprised of attorneys J.R. Hobbs of Kansas City, Nancy Mogab of St. Louis and John D. Wooddell of Springfield and lay members John Gentry of Springfield, Donald L. Ross of St. Louis and Jill Shurin of Kansas City.

      Commission selects nominees to fill Missouri Supreme Court vacancy

      Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard B. Teitelman, chairman of the Appellate Judicial Commission, announced Thursday that the group has submitted to Gov. Jay Nixon its panel of nominees to fill a vacancy on the high court.

      The vacancy exists due to the retirement of Judge Michael A. Wolff, who has resumed a full-time teaching career at Saint Louis University School of Law after serving 13 years on the Supreme Court, including a term as chief justice.

      The commission unanimously supports the three nominees. After more than six hours of public interviews, more than four hours of deliberations and seven rounds of balloting, the nominees are: Hon. Michael W. Manners, seven votes; Hon. George W. Draper III, five votes; and Joe D. Jacobson, four votes.

      Manners is a circuit judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit (Jackson County). He was born Sept. 25, 1950. He earned his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in history and political science in 1972 from Central Missouri State University (now the University of Central Missouri) in Warrensburg and his law degree in 1976 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Manners lives in Lee’s Summit.

      Draper is a judge on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District. He was born Aug. 5, 1953. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1977 from Morehouse College in Atlanta and his law degree in 1981 from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. Draper lives in Chesterfield.

      Jacobson is a shareholder in the St. Louis law firm of Green Jacobson PC. He was born June 14, 1961. He earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1983 from Washington University in St. Louis and his law degree, magna cum laude, in 1986 from Boston University School of Law. He lives in University City.

      Nixon has 60 days to select one member of the panel to fill the vacancy. If he doesn’t, the Missouri Constitution directs the commission to make the appointment.

      In addition to Teitelman, the commission is comprised of attorneys J.R. Hobbs of Kansas City, Nancy Mogab of St. Louis and John D. Wooddell of Springfield and lay members John Gentry of Springfield, Donald L. Ross of St. Louis and Jill Shurin of Kansas City.

        Commission selects nominees to fill Missouri Supreme Court vacancy

        Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard B. Teitelman, chairman of the Appellate Judicial Commission, announced Thursday that the group has submitted to Gov. Jay Nixon its panel of nominees to fill a vacancy on the high court.

        The vacancy exists due to the retirement of Judge Michael A. Wolff, who has resumed a full-time teaching career at Saint Louis University School of Law after serving 13 years on the Supreme Court, including a term as chief justice.

        The commission unanimously supports the three nominees. After more than six hours of public interviews, more than four hours of deliberations and seven rounds of balloting, the nominees are: Hon. Michael W. Manners, seven votes; Hon. George W. Draper III, five votes; and Joe D. Jacobson, four votes.

        Manners is a circuit judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit (Jackson County). He was born Sept. 25, 1950. He earned his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in history and political science in 1972 from Central Missouri State University (now the University of Central Missouri) in Warrensburg and his law degree in 1976 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Manners lives in Lee’s Summit.

        Draper is a judge on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District. He was born Aug. 5, 1953. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1977 from Morehouse College in Atlanta and his law degree in 1981 from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. Draper lives in Chesterfield.

        Jacobson is a shareholder in the St. Louis law firm of Green Jacobson PC. He was born June 14, 1961. He earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1983 from Washington University in St. Louis and his law degree, magna cum laude, in 1986 from Boston University School of Law. He lives in University City.

        Nixon has 60 days to select one member of the panel to fill the vacancy. If he doesn’t, the Missouri Constitution directs the commission to make the appointment.

        In addition to Teitelman, the commission is comprised of attorneys J.R. Hobbs of Kansas City, Nancy Mogab of St. Louis and John D. Wooddell of Springfield and lay members John Gentry of Springfield, Donald L. Ross of St. Louis and Jill Shurin of Kansas City.

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