William Ray Price Jr. http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Judge William Ray Price, Jr. on issues facing Mo. courts as he steps away http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-william-ray-price-jr-issues-facing-mo-courts-he-steps-away <p><a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=1813">Judge William Ray Price, Jr.</a>&nbsp;served on the Missouri Supreme Court for 20 years including two terms as chief justice.</p><p>Price left the high court earlier this month to return to private practice.</p><p>During his time on the Supreme Court, Price was <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=36875">a staunch supporter of Missouri&rsquo;s drug courts</a> and <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=44338">argued</a> the state puts too many non-violent offenders in prison.</p><p>St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Maria Altman spoke with the judge about why it&rsquo;s important to seek alternatives to prison and other issues facing Missouri courts.</p><p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:59:23 +0000 Maria Altman 4320 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge William Ray Price, Jr. on issues facing Mo. courts as he steps away One of these people could be Missouri's next Supreme Court judge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/one-these-people-could-be-missouris-next-supreme-court-judge <p>Judge William Ray Price, Jr. <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/price-resign-mo-supreme-court">vacates the Missouri Supreme Court effective Aug. 1</a>, so someone will need to replace him.</p><p>Today, the&nbsp;the Appellate Judicial Commission released the names and demographic information of those vying for the position.&nbsp;</p><p>Interviews will begin Oct. 10, and from these 18 applicants, the Commission will select three people to recommend to Gov. Nixon. The public is allowed to view the interviews in October.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:22:18 +0000 Kelsey Proud 4130 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org One of these people could be Missouri's next Supreme Court judge Price to resign from Mo. Supreme Court http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/price-resign-mo-supreme-court <p><em>Will be updated.</em></p><p><strong>Updated 4:42</strong> <em>with Price&#39;s full resignation letter.</em></p><p><strong>Updated 4:10 p.m.</strong> <em>statement from Gov. Nixon</em></p><p>Missouri Supreme Court Judge William Ray Price, Jr. is to resign, according to&nbsp;Supreme Court Communications Counsel Beth Riggert.</p><p>The resignation will become effective Aug. 1. Price says he will return to the private practice of law.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 20:25:48 +0000 Kelsey Proud 3843 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Price to resign from Mo. Supreme Court Mo. sentencing project gets backing from officials http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-sentencing-project-gets-backing-officials <p>Here&#39;s an update to a story <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-august-24-2011">we shared with you this morning</a>:</p><p>Top officials from Missouri&#39;s legislative, executive and judicial branches are joining forces in an effort to revamp Missouri&#39;s criminal sentencing practices.</p><p>Missouri officials are working with the <a href="http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/">Pew Center on the States</a> to analyze current sentencing laws, prison and probation programs and recidivism rates. Other states that have done similar studies have enacted laws directing more nonviolent offenders to enhanced probation and drug treatment programs. That generally saves prison beds for the most serious and violent offenses. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 15:15:02 +0000 The Associated Press & Marshall Griffin 1931 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. sentencing project gets backing from officials 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 Price defends Missouri Plan in State of the Judiciary Address http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/price-defends-missouri-plan-state-judiciary-address <p>The Chief Justice of the <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">Missouri Supreme Court </a>urged lawmakers to leave the state's non-partisan court plan alone during his State of the Judiciary Address today at the <a href="http://www.mostateparks.com/statecapcomplex/">State Capitol</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=1813">Chief Justice William Ray Price, Jr., </a>spent more than half of his address defending the <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=297">Missouri Plan</a>. Wed, 09 Feb 2011 23:48:56 +0000 Marshall Griffin 500 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Price defends Missouri Plan in State of the Judiciary Address