The Appellate Judicial Commission has announced the nominees to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court. The nominees are Mike Manners, Stan Wallach and Paul Wilson.
According to a press release, Manners is a circuit judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit in Jackson County. He earned his law degree in 1976 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. He lives in Lee's Summit.
Wallach is a St. Louis attorney at the Wallach Law Firm. He earned his law degree in 1992 from the University of Chicago Law School. He lives in Kirkwood, Mo.
Wilson is a member of Van Matre, Harrison, Hollis, Taylor & Bacon PC in Columbia, Mo. He earned his law degree in 1992 from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. Wilson lives in Jefferson City.
The vacancy exists due to the resignation of Judge William Ray Price Jr., who retired in August after serving 20 years on the Court, including two terms as chief justice.The governor has 60 days to select one member of the panel to fill the vacancy. Should he fail to do so, the Missouri Constitution directs the commission to make the appointment.
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