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Supreme Court Departure Gives Gov. Chance to Notch One for GOP

May 21st, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

By Rob Luke

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Governor Matt Blunt can finally break a 15-year Republican drought on the state’s Supreme Court.

But after a five-judge string of Democratic appointments, the best the governor can hope for is to alter its balance rather than tip it.

Friday’s announced retirement of Justice Ronnie White from the Supreme Court after 12 years gives Blunt an opportunity to nominate a conservative judge to replace him. Brown was appointed by Democratic Governor Mel Carnahan in 1995. Read more…

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