Missouri legal experts to decide lawsuit regarding lieutenant governor appointment

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Missouri’s top legal experts will now decide a lawsuit over appointing a lieutenant governor.

The State Supreme Court heard arguments today claiming that the governor does not have the authority to make the appointment. Governor Mike Parson named Mike Kehoe to the job last June – filling the vacancy created when he became governor.

A Cole County judge earlier rejected the claim, saying the governor is able to name a new lieutenant governor. The Supreme Court heard the case today, but has not yet issued a ruling.

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