March/April 2015

Judge Baker Writes for Judges’ Journal: Legal Advocate Justice Richard B. Teitelman, Civil Rights Pioneer Frankie Muse Freeman, and Mental Health Courts

The Honorable Nannette A. Baker, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri, has recently published a number of pieces in the American Bar Association’s Judges’ Journal. The Winter 2015 issue featured Judge Baker’s interview with Missouri Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Teitelman (54 No. 1 Judges’ J. 4). Justice Teitelman, “a self-described workaholic for justice,” is both the first legally blind person and the first Jewish person to serve on the Missouri Supreme Court. Before his first judicial appointment to the Missouri Court of Appeals in 1998, Justice Teitelman served as the Executive Director of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri for 18 years, where he was known for substantially increasing the funding and profile of the organization.

In the Spring 2015 issue Judge Baker published another waymaker article profiling civil rights pioneer Frankie Muse Freeman (54 No. 2 Judges’ J. 4). Judge Baker writes on Freeman, “From being instrumental in forming the Citizens Commission on Civil Rights to serving as the first woman on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, her impact on St. Louis and the nation at large will be felt for generations to come.” Judge Baker also wrote the introduction to the Spring 2015 issue, which is focused on Mental Health Courts.

Full text of selected articles from Judges’ Journal is available on WestlawNext and partial text from all articles is freely available at Judges’ Journal online.