|Mary Rhodes Russell|
|Current Court Information:|
|Missouri Supreme Court|
|Title: || Chief Justice|
|Appointed by: || Gov. Bob Holden|
|Active: || 2004-2018|
|Chief: || 2013-2015|
|Past post: || Judge, Missouri Court of Appeals|
|Past chief: || 1999-2000|
|Past term: || 1995-2004|
|Past post 2: || Attorney, Clayton & Rhodes Law Office|
|Past term 2: || 1984-1995|
|Undergraduate: || Truman State University, 1980|
|Law School: || University of Missouri-Columbia, 1983|
Mary R. Russell is the chief justice for the Missouri Supreme Court. She was appointed to the Supreme Court in September 2004 by Governor Bob Holden, and retained in 2006. Her current term ends December 31, 2018.
Russell received a B.A./B.S. from Truman State University in 1980 and her J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1983.
Awards and associations
- 2008: Women's Justice Award, The Daily Record
- 2007: Rotarian of the Year
- 2007: Zonta "Woman of Achievement" Jefferson City
- 2003: Woman of the Year, Women Lawyers Association of St. Louis
- Lawyers' Association of St. Louis
- National Association of Women Judges
- Women Lawyers Association of St. Louis
- Master, Elwood L. Thomas Inn of Court
For a complete list of Judge Russell's accomplishments, please visit: Judge Russell'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. Russell received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of -0.74, 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.
- Your Missouri Courts, "Judge Mary R. Russell," Retrieved June 27, 2013.
- Project Vote Smart, "Judge Mary Rhodes Russell (MO)," Retrieved June 27, 2013.
- BNET.com, "Rethinking retrospection: Missouri Supreme Court's sex offender," January 18, 2010.
- St. Louis Business Journal, "Mo. Supreme Court rules in favor of Arnold in eminent domain case," March 18, 2008.
- ↑ St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "New Mo. chief justice prepares to lead judiciary," June 26, 2013.
- ↑ Project Vote Smart, "Judge Mary Rhodes Russell (MO)," Retrieved June 27, 2013.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Your Missouri Courts, "Judge Mary Rhodes Russell," Retrieved June 27, 2013.
- ↑ Stanford University "State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns," October 31, 2012