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Missouri Court of Appeals visits Scott County

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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Jeffrey P. Gault of Clayton, standing left, presents oral arguments for the appellant to judges from the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District. Appellate judges, pictured from left at the bench, are: Don E. Burrell Jr.; Jeffrey W. Bates; Robert S. Barney; Daniel Scott, the court's chief judge; Nancy Steffen Rahmeyer; Gary W. Lynch; and William W. Francis Jr. Pictured seated behind the judges are Trenton Hency, a sophomore at Oran Senior High School, and Otto Porter, a senior at Scott County Central Senior High School, who served as honorary student law clerks for the hearing. Scott Welton, Staff
BENTON -- History was in the making Tuesday in Scott County.

All seven judges of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, were in session at the Scott County Courthouse to hear oral arguments for an appeal on a workers compensation case.

It is believed this was an unprecedented event here.

"I don't think the Court of Appeals has ever sat in Scott County," said Robert S. Barney, the Southern District's senior-most ranking judge.

The appellate court session, held in the main courtroom of the Scott County Courthouse, was attended by a full house including Scott County judges, local attorneys and students from the Oran, Scott County Central, Charleston, Kelly and Scott City high schools.

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