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KC appeals court loses four judges in 2009

Judge Mark Pfeiffer heard his first case for the Court of Appeals Western District from an unusual place - the audience. Pfeiffer, who was appointed to the court on May 6, watched a court en banc argument later that month over the conviction of a man on a child molestation charge. He was in town for the court's conference that afternoon and intended merely to be a spectator. But when the court's existing eight judges split evenly over the outcome, Pfeiffer (with the attorneys' permission) was added as a ninth judge. As he said he learned, "there are no ties at the Court of Appeals."

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Panel selected for Western District vacancy

The Appellate Judicial Commission has nominated Circuit Judge Catharine Ann Mesle, attorney John J. Miller and Associate Circuit Judge Gary D. Witt for a spot on the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District. Mesle, 63, of Kansas City, is a ...

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Suit against KC, mayor settles as trial looms

One of Jackson County’s most anticipated trials of the year was expected to begin today. But as so often happens in civil cases, cooler heads prevailed and reached a settlement. The Kansas City Council voted 7-3 last week to settle ...

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