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Ronnie L. White (E.D. Mo.)

Confirmed July 16, 2014

The Senate finally confirmed Ronnie White on July 16, 2014 on a 53-44 vote hours after a 54-43 cloture vote ended a filibuster.

Senate Judiciary Committee, on June 19, 2014 voted 10-8 to report nomination to the Floor, following a May 20, 2014 Judicial Nomination Hearing

Judging the Environment website has compiled a unique collection of more than 100 Editorials and Commentary from Missouri and around the nation, and 38 Senator Statements on White’s former and current nomination.

Judge Ronnie L. White has been a partner in the St. Louis law firm of Holloran White Schwartz & Gaertner LLP since 2007.  Since 1996, he has also served as an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.  From 1995 to 2007, Judge White served as a judge on the Missouri Supreme Court, and he served as Chief Justice from 2003 to 2005.  In 1994, he was appointed to be a judge on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District where he remained until his elevation to the Missouri Supreme Court.  Judge White was appointed City Counselor for St. Louis from 1993 to 1994 and worked at the Law Offices of Cahill, White & Hemphill from 1988 to 1993.  During that same time period, Judge White was elected three times to the Missouri House of Representatives.  From 1987 to 1988, he worked both for the law firm of Young, Russell, Crawford & Black, and for the Office of the Special Public Defender.  He began his legal career by working as a trial attorney in the Office of the Public Defender in St. Louis.  Judge White received his J.D. in 1983 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and his B.A. in 1979 from the St. Louis University. 

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