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Associate judges named in St. Louis, Clay counties

Gov. Mike Parson has appointed two associate circuit judges, one in St. Louis County and one in Clay County. Virginia Lay fills the vacancy created when voters last year ousted Judge Judy P. Draper. Lay, of Clayton, is a special ...

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New governor – different approach

New Gov. Jay Nixon recognizes the importance his power in appointing judges. "Governor Nixon believes that judicial appointments are some of the most important selections that a governor can make," spokesman Jack Cardetti said. During his four years in office, Nixon's predecessor, Matt Blunt, appointed two new judges, Zel Fischer and Patricia Breckenridge, to the seven-member Missouri Supreme Court and a host of others to appellate or lower-level judicial posts. Nixon is expected to approach judicial selections much differently.

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