State of the Judiciary http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 Mo. Supreme Court chief calls for sentencing fixes in State of Judiciary address http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-supreme-court-chief-calls-sentencing-fixes-state-judiciary-address <p>One day after&nbsp;<a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon&nbsp;</a>(D)&nbsp;made his State of the State Address, the annual State of the Judiciary Address was delivered to Missouri lawmakers today.</p><p><a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=197">Chief Justice Rick Teitelman</a> kept his speech short, but did call for the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moga.mo.gov/">General Assembly </a>to pass changes to the state&rsquo;s probation and parole system in order to ease Missouri&rsquo;s prison population.</p><p>&ldquo;I support your effort to help make sentencing practices more cost effective, helping Missouri to become, as Judge&nbsp;(former Chief&nbsp;Justice William)&nbsp;Price stressed so often and so eloquently, both tough and smart.&rdquo; Wed, 18 Jan 2012 18:59:16 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 2880 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Supreme Court chief calls for sentencing fixes in State of Judiciary address 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