|Missouri Supreme Court|
|Title: || Justice|
|Appointed by: || Gov. Bob Holden|
|Active: || 2008-2016|
|Chief: || 2011-7/2013|
|Past post: || Judge, Missouri Court of Appeals|
|Past term: || 1998-2002|
|Past post 2: || Attorney, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri|
|Past term 2: || 1975-1998|
|Undergraduate: || Washington University, 1969|
|Law School: || University of Pennsylvania, 1973|
Richard B. (Rick) Teitelman is a justice on the Missouri Supreme Court. He was appointed to the Court in February 2002 by Governor Bob Holden, and retained by voters in 2004; his current term ends in 2016.
Teitelman earned his B.A. in Mathematics in 1969 from Washington University and his J.D. in 1973 from University of Pennsylvania.
Awards and associations
- 2009: Clarence Darrow Award, Saint Louis University School
- 2009: Spurgeon Smithson Award, The Missouri Bar
For a complete list of Teitelman's accomplishments, please visit: Judge Teitelman's Biography
- See also: Political ideology of State Supreme Court Justices
In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Teitelman received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of -0.41, indicating a liberal ideological leaning. This is more liberal than the average CF score of 0.001 that justices received in Missouri. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.