Mo. commission picks circuit judge, two attorneys for SC opening

John O'Brien Oct. 11, 2012, 10:00am


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - The Missouri Appellate Judicial Commission has selected its nominees to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Teitelman announced the recommendation of three nominees Wednesday night. They are vying to replace the retiring Justice William Ray Price.

The nominees are Circuit Judge Michael Manners, attorney Stanley Wallach and attorney Paul Wilson. Teitelman said the commission underwent six hours of interviews, three hours of deliberations and six rounds of balloting.

Manners is a judge in Jackson County who earned his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Wallach is an attorney with the Wallach Law Firm in St. Louis who earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.

Wilson is a member of the firm Van Matre, Harrison, Hollis, Taylor & Bacon in Columbia who earned his law degree from the University of Missouri.

Gov. Jay Nixon has 60 days to select one nominee to replace Price, who served the court for more than 20 years.

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