Missouri

Eastern District of Missouri District Court Judge Audrey Fleissig (left) presented her former Eastern District of Missouri colleague Jean Hamilton (right) with the 2012 Judge Diana Murphy Legacy Award during the Project’s annual event held in conjunction with the 2012 Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference (Kansas City Missouri).

Eastern District of Missouri District Court Judge Audrey Fleissig (left) presented her former Eastern District of Missouri colleague Jean Hamilton (right) with the 2012 Judge Diana Murphy Legacy Award during the Project’s annual event held in conjunction with the 2012 Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference (Kansas City Missouri). They are joined by the following well-qualified women on the Missouri federal bench: Eastern District Court judges Catherine Perry and Carol E. Jackson and Magistrate judges Nannette Baker (Chief), Noelle Collins, Abbie Crites-Leoni and Shirley Padmore Mensah.  Women on the Western District of Missouri include District Court judges Beth Phillips and Roseanne Ketchmark; and Magistrate judge Sarah Hays.

According to Gavel Gap, 20% of Missouri’s state court judges are white women compared to 40% of the population and 4% are women of color compared to 10% of the population.

Recent News

Roseann Ketchmark confirmed as new federal judge for western Missouri (2015)

Judicial Diversity in Missouri (2016)

President Obama Nominates Three to Serve on the United States District Courts (2014)

Shirley Padmore-Mensah selected as new magistrate judge (2012)

Judge Jean Hamilton was named “Woman of the Year” (2008)

Worse Diverse (2009)

Resources

Judicial Vacancies (Missouri Courts)

Ballotpedia: Judicial Selection in Missouri

Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan Judicial Statistics and Commission Information

Contacts

Please contact the following Infinity Project organizers in Missouri for more information or to get involved:

Vivian Eveloff: veveloff@umsl.edu

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