The May 17th swearing-in of a Missouri Supreme Court Judge was a historic event, made even more significant because the newest member is also the state’s first woman of color to be appointed to the position.

The state’s highest court held the formal investiture ceremony Tuesday, to administer the oath of office to the Honorary Robin Ransom as a judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri. Though she has served and even written opinions since joining the court last year, the ceremony was a public, in-person-only celebration of her swearing-in. This historic event was made even more of a landmark because Judge Ransom is the first woman of color to serve on the state’s highest court.

Governor Mike Parson appointed her to fill the vacancy after Judge Laura Denvir Stith’s retirement.

Missourinet’s Alisa Nelson interviewed Judge Ransom after her appointment, almost a year ago.

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