Editorial: Grownups — Missouri Supreme Court continues nonpartisan tradition

This article was originally posted on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website on July 1, 2011. Click here to read the article.

Missouri Supreme Court Judge William Ray Price Jr. completed a two-year term as the state's chief justice Thursday. It was his second tour as leader of the seven-member court. Rotating into the top spot today is Chief Justice Richard B. Teitelman, a member of the court since 2002.

The transition comes when, in many places, the public has reason to be skeptical about the temperament and impartiality of powerful members of the judiciary.

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