Missouri Supreme Court Judge Richard B. Teitelman was a friend equal justice, a friend of the Bill of Rights and a friend of the journalism review. He was a friend of mine and many others his life touched. This issue on the Bill of Rights is dedicated to Judge Rick who died last month.
If you have a mental image of a judge in your mind, forget it. Judge Teitelman was nothing like any other judge.Continue Reading
When America celebrated the 200th birthday of the Bill of Rights in 1991, no one foresaw the powerful forces that would remake it over the next quarter century.
- The communications revolution and rise of Facebook-Twitter-Google democracy
- The loss of privacy to unforeseen technology
- Sept. 11, 2001, and the growth of the national security state
- Citizens United and the flood of big money into elections
- The Wild West of a virtual public forum flooded with news, fake news and hate speech
- The nation’s fascination with guns and expansion of Second Amendment rights
- The evolving decency that ended the execution of juvenile killers