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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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Judicial Commission to meet May 13

Wasting no time, the Appellate Judicial Commission has announced it will meet Wednesday in Jefferson City to select another panel of candidates for an appellate judgeship in Kansas City. The announcement came just a day after Gov. Jay Nixon selected ...

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Pfeiffer named to Western District appeals court

Columbia attorney Mark D. Pfeiffer has been appointed to fill the first of three vacancies on the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District. The appointment is Gov. Jay Nixon's first to an appellate court since taking office in January. Pfeiffer will fill one of three openings on the Western District. He officially takes the spot of Judge Ron Holliger, who left the bench in January to go work as general counsel for Attorney General Chris Koster. Pfeiffer's name was submitted to Nixon in March, along with 17th Judicial Circuit Judge Jacqueline A. Cook and Cynthia L. Reams Martin. The governor had until Tuesday to make his selection.

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