Richard Teitelman http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mary Russell To Become Chief Justice Of Mo. Supreme Court Next Week http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mary-russell-become-chief-justice-mo-supreme-court-next-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Judge Mary Russell is set to become Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court next week.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Hannibal native has sat on the state's highest court since 2004, and previously served on the Appeals court for Missouri's Eastern District.&nbsp; Russell lists the expansion of specialty courts as one of her top priorities for her two-year term.</span></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:38:48 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27752 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mary Russell To Become Chief Justice Of Mo. Supreme Court Next Week Mo. Chief Justice Teitelman Praises Drug Courts In Annual State Of Judiciary Address http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-chief-justice-teitelman-praises-drug-courts-annual-state-judiciary-address <P><A href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">Missouri Supreme Court </A><A href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=197">Chief Justice Richard Teitelman</A> sang the praises of&nbsp;the state's&nbsp;drug court system during his annual State of the Judiciary Address Wednesday.</P> <P>He told lawmakers that 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the state’s drug courts, which provide treatment options for non-violent drug offenders.</P> <P>“With a graduation rate exceeding 50 percent, Missouri now has more than 12,000 graduates who successfully have completed treatment court programs," T Thu, 24 Jan 2013 04:00:51 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8641 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Chief Justice Teitelman Praises Drug Courts In Annual State Of Judiciary Address Price's term as Mo. Supreme Court Chief Justice ends, says more money needed for courts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/prices-term-mo-supreme-court-chief-justice-ends-says-more-money-needed-courts <p><a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=1813">William Ray Price Jr.&rsquo;s</a> two-year term as Chief Justice of the <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">Missouri Supreme Court </a>ends today.</p><p>He spent his last full day in charge talking to reporters about several topics, including the need to fund the state&rsquo;s drug courts.&nbsp; Price says that drugs are the &ldquo;leading, driving force&rdquo; behind crime nationwide. Thu, 30 Jun 2011 21:15:17 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1546 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Price's term as Mo. Supreme Court Chief Justice ends, says more money needed for courts