For the first time, a Black woman will serve on Missouri Supreme Court
St. Louis Circuit Judge Robin Ransom. - 22nd Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri/TNS

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Mike Parson named Judge Robin Ransom as his pick to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court on Monday, making her the first Black woman to serve on the state’s highest court. Ransom, 54, who grew up on the north side of St. Louis, was among three finalists for the post that opened in March when Judge Laura Denvir Stith retired after two decades on the bench. “I am confident she will be a fair enforcer of the law,” Parson said at a press conference outside his office. “Of course it is not lost on me the historic nature of this appointment, to be the first African...