Welcome to TexasJudges.org, a service of the Texas Civil Justice League (TCJL). TCJL is a bipartisan organization that strongly supports a judiciary that is impartial, qualified and knowledgeable about the law and the constitution of our state. This site provides information about the Texas judicial system, upcoming judicial elections and related information. We encourage you to check back often as we update our content frequently. We also encourage you to learn about the candidates who are running in judicial elections and vote for those who are most qualified.

Gov. Perry Appoints Jaramillo as Judge of 400th Judicial District Court

October 22, 2014 (http://governor.state.tx.us/news/appointment/20268/) Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Maggie Jaramillo of Richmond as judge of the 400th Judicial District Court in Fort Bend County for a term to expire at the 2016 general election. Jaramillo is an attorney in private practice ... READ MORE

Gov. Perry Appoints Hughes as Justice of the 8th Court of Appeals

October 10, 2014 (http://governor.state.tx.us/news/appointment/20214/) Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Steve Hughes of El Paso as justice of the 8th Court of Appeals for a term to expire at the 2016 general election. Hughes is an attorney and shareholder for Mounce, Green, Myers, Safi, Paxson ... READ MORE

Richardson for Court of Criminal Appeals; Rose for 3rd Court

October 7, 2014 (http://www.statesman.com/news/news/opinion/richardson-for-court-of-criminal-appeals-rose-for-/nhdPs/) Texas has two supreme courts. There’s the one we know as the Texas Supreme Court, the final arbiter of state civil cases. Then there is the lesser-known, given the absence of ... READ MORE

Gov. Perry Appoints Ermatinger as Judge of 443rd Judicial District Court

August 29, 2014 (http://governor.state.tx.us/news/appointment/20074/) Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Cindy Ermatinger of Midlothian as judge of the 443rd Judicial District Court in Ellis County effective Sept. 2, 2014, for a term to expire at the next general election. Ermatinger is an attorney, ... READ MORE

Gov. Perry Appoints Stoddart as Justice of 5th Court of Appeals

August 25, 2014 (http://governor.state.tx.us/news/appointment/20067/) Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Craig Stoddart of Rockwall as justice of the 5th Court of Appeals for a term to expire at the next general election. Stoddart is first assistant criminal district attorney and chief of the ... READ MORE

Bible banner suit heads to Texas Supreme Court

August 6, 2014 (http://www.kvue.com/story/news/state/2014/08/06/bible-banner-suit-heads-to-texas-supreme-court/13705897/) HOUSTON (AP) -- A group of Southeast Texas high school cheerleaders is asking the Texas Supreme Court to rule on whether banners emblazoned with Bible verses it displays at ... READ MORE

Supreme Court rules ObamaCare provision can’t force some employers to cover contraception

June 30, 2014 (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/30/supreme-court-hobby-lobby/) The Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain "closely held" for-profit businesses can cite religious objections in order to opt out of a requirement in ObamaCare to provide free contraceptive coverage for their ... READ MORE

Gov. Perry Appoints Franklin as Judge of 311th Judicial District Court

June 13, 2-14 (http://governor.state.tx.us/news/appointment/19816/) Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Alicia Franklin of Houston as judge of the 311th Judicial District Court in Harris County for a term to expire at the next general election. Franklin is an attorney in private practice and a ... READ MORE

Gov. Perry Appoints McClendon as Judge of 258th Judicial District Court

June 13, 2014 (http://governor.state.tx.us/news/appointment/19815/) Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Ernie McClendon of Livingston as judge of the 258th Judicial District Court in Polk, San Jacinto and Trinity Counties for a term to expire at the next general election. McClendon is an attorney ... READ MORE

Gov. Perry Appoints Rummel as Judge of 144th Criminal District Court

June 13, 2014 (http://governor.state.tx.us/news/appointment/19814/) Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Lorina Rummel of San Antonio as judge of the 144th Criminal District Court in Bexar County for a term to expire at the next general election. Rummel is an assistant district attorney for the ... READ MORE

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