Mo. Supreme Court judge considered for federal post
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Supreme Court Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. is a candidate for a federal judgeship. Cape Girardeau County Prosecutor Morley Swingle confirmed that federal agents spoke with him Tuesday as part of a background check for Limbaugh. Swingle said the most likely open judgeship is in the US Eastern District, which includes Limbaugh's hometown of Cape Girardeau. Limbaugh was appointed to the state high court in 1992. He served as chief justice from 2001 to 2003. Limbaugh declined to comment through a spokeswoman for the Missouri Supreme Court. Limbaugh's father is Stephen Limbaugh Sr., who is also a federal judge in the eastern district. Federal judges must be nominated by the president, confirmed by the US Senate and serve a lifetime appointment.
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