Name Confusion Could Be Key in Texas Supreme Court Race

In any other state, an alliance with a convicted Ponzi schemer, a paid stint promoting an FDA-banned diet pill and an assault charge for punching a state representative might preclude a candidate from vying for a seat on the state Supreme Court. Not in Texas. Instead, a conservative radio … [Read more...]

Texas Tribune Analysis: Could Surname Be Key in Republican Supreme Court Race?

by Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune February 22, 2016 Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey's column, click here. What’s the deal with Texas Republican primary voters and candidates with Hispanic names? This question comes around every two years … [Read more...]

TCJL PAC 2016 Texas Supreme Court Endorsements

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TCJL PAC 2016 Primary Judicial Endorsements

Texas Civil Justice League PAC Endorses Incumbents for Texas Supreme Court February 9, 2016 (Austin) — The Texas Civil Justice League Political Action Committee (TCJL PAC) today endorsed a slate of candidates for election to the Texas Supreme Court for the March 1 Republican primary. Judicial … [Read more...]

The 2016 Elections: The Republican Race for Railroad Commissioner (Austin)

  Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 6 - 7 p.m. Doors at 5:30 p.m.KLRU Studio 6A 2504 Whitis Avenue, Austin, TX 78712   The Texas Railroad Commission is the primary regulator of oil and gas production and drilling in the … [Read more...]

Governor Abbott sets date for HD 120 Special Election

Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation announcing May 7, 2016 as the special election date to fill the House District 120 seat recently vacated by Representative Ruth Jones McClendon. … [Read more...]

DMN Editorial: We recommend David John Schenck in GOP race for 5th Court of Appeals, Place 7

Updated: 29 January 2016 03:54 PM Incumbent David John Schenck is the best choice in the Republican primary for the 5th Court of Appeals, Place 7. Schenck, who was appointed by former Gov. Rick Perry a year ago, has impressive experience arguing cases at the appellate level and … [Read more...]

State v. Naylor — A Debate among Conservatives on the Texas Supreme Court

by SCOTT A. BRISTER & DALE WAINWRIGHT February 1, 2016 Some judicial decisions — those covered on the front pages of newspapers and discussed on TV — are eagerly awaited by millions. But most cases do not involve hot-button issues that generate mass interest; typically, they concern … [Read more...]

Governor Abbott sets date for HD 139 Special Election

Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation announcing May 7, 2016 as the special election date to fill the House District 139 seat recently vacated by Representative Sylvester Turner. The early voting period for the special election will be held from April 25, 2016 to May 3, 2016. Click here … [Read more...]

What’s in a name? Article by Mark Pulliam

by MARK PULLIAM January 4, 2016 1:41 PM Trial lawyers make a cynical play for the Texas Supreme Court, Place 9 This is another post on the races currently underway for three seats on the Texas Supreme Court. I have previously written about the race between incumbent Justice Debra Lehrmann and … [Read more...]