New judge appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals
Missouri: Governor Jay Nixon has appointed Karen Mitchell to the Missouri Court of Appeals. She is filling the vacancy left when Paul Spinden retired. She was one of three candidates for the post recommended to the Governor by the Missouri Appellate Judicial Commission. Mitchell was most recently the Director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, a post that she was also appointed to by Gov. Nixon.
"During her years as an attorney in public service, Karen King Mitchell has consistently delivered exemplary representation to the people of the state of Missouri before courts at the trial and appellate levels, as well as considerable administrative leadership and expertise," Gov. Nixon said. "She has demonstrated remarkable knowledge of the law in every respect, and I appoint her to the appellate bench with the utmost confidence that she will be an asset to the cause of justice and the citizens she serves."