Governor Abbott Appoints Dusek To 51st Judicial District Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Dusek To 51st Judicial District Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Dusek To 51st Judicial District Court Governor Abbott Appoints Dusek To 51st Judicial District Court AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Carmen Symes Dusek to the 51st Judicial District Court in Coke, Irion, Schleicher, Sterling and Tom Green Counties for a for a term set to expire December 31, 2020, or until her successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Carmen Symes Dusek of San Angelo is senior counsel at Jackson Walker, LLP. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, National Association of Counsel for Children, and the Defense Research Institute and fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. She is former vice president of the Tom Green County Bar Association, former nominations committee member of the Texas Association of Defense Council, and a former member of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the Tom Green County Young Lawyers Association, a former gubernatorial appointee to the Texas Protect Our Kids Commission. Dusek received a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. Source:  Office of Texas Governor Greg AbbottOriginally Published: November 12, 2018 Want new articles directly to your inbox? Subscribe to our Publishing Service. E-mail Address First Name Number 11 + 8 =...
Dallas Morning News Endorses Justice Jeff Brown for Texas Supreme Court, Place 6

Dallas Morning News Endorses Justice Jeff Brown for Texas Supreme Court, Place 6

Dallas Morning News Endorses Justice Jeff Brown for Texas Supreme Court, Place 6 Dallas Morning News Endorses Justice Jeff Brown for Texas Supreme Court, Place 6 The Dallas Morning News just endorsed Justice Jeff Brown in the race for Texas Supreme Court, Place 6. Justice Brown has served on the Texas Supreme Court since 2013 with prior judicial service on Texas’ Fourteenth Court of Appeals since 2007. Justice Brown is running against Democratic challenger Kathy Cheng in the Texas General Election on November 6th. Want to know more about these candidates? TexasJudges.org, an educational project of the Texas Civil Justice League, features candidate comparisons for Texas Supreme Court, Place 6. Don’t forget, voter registration ends today and early voting begins October 22nd! Brown has an impressive résumé. In addition to his five years on the Texas Supreme Court, he served six years on the 14th Court of Appeals and six more as a trial judge in the 55th District. Published in law reviews and journals, Brown taught constitutional law at the National Judicial College. He also has a handle on cases the court will grapple with starting next year, revealing a knowledge of the issues that will prepare him for the upcoming term. Read more… Source: Dallas Morning News Want new articles directly to your inbox? Subscribe to our Publishing Service. E-mail Address First Name Number 4 + 3 =...
Governor Abbott Appoints Dusek To 51st Judicial District Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Michael Toth to Third Court Of Appeals

Governor Abbott Appoints Toth to Third Court Of Appeals Governor Abbott Appoints Toth to Third Court Of Appeals Governor Abbott Appoints Toth to Third Court Of Appeals Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Michael “Mike” Toth to the Third Court of Appeals for a term set to expire December 31, 2018, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Michael “Mike” Toth of Austin is senior counsel at Dykema Cox Smith, LLC. Previously, he served as special counsel and senior counsel in the Texas Attorney General’s Office. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, New York State Bar, Federalist Society, and the Navy Marine Corps Business Network Austin Chapter. Additionally, he is a member of the Federalist Society Austin Chapter Steering Committee and the American Enterprise Institute Leadership Network. He served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps, and continues to serve in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. After his active duty service, he served as a law clerk at the federal trial and appellate levels, for the Hon. Ursula Ungaro and the Hon. Edith H. Jones. Toth received a Bachelor of Arts in history from Stanford University with highest honors and a Master of Arts in history and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia. Source: Governor’s Office Want new articles directly to your inbox? Subscribe to our Publishing Service. E-mail Address First Name Number 8 + 13 =...
Governor Abbott Appoints Bailey As Chief Justice Of Eleventh Court Of Appeals

Governor Abbott Appoints Bailey As Chief Justice Of Eleventh Court Of Appeals

Governor Abbott Appoints Bailey As Chief Justice Of Eleventh Court Of Appeals Governor Abbott Appoints Bailey As Chief Justice Of Eleventh Court Of Appeals AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed John Bailey as Chief Justice of the Eleventh Court of Appeals for a term set to expire December 31, 2018, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. John Bailey of Cisco has served on the Eleventh Court of Appeals since October 2013, and previously served as a staff attorney for the Eleventh Court of Appeals for 12 years. He is a member of the Texas Bar College, State Bar of Texas and its Appellate Section, and the Abilene, Midland & Ector County Bar associations. He is a former member and president of the Abilene Young Lawyers Association and former member of the Texas Association of Appellate Court Staff Attorneys. He is president of the Cisco Livestock Show Association and volunteer P.A. announcer for the Cisco Loboes Football Team. Additionally, he is a former regent of the Cisco College Board of Regents and former president of the Eastland County Museum Association. Bailey received a Bachelor of Arts in government from Tarleton State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Tech School of Law. Source:  Office of Texas Governor News Originally Published: September 17, 2018 Want new articles directly to your inbox? Subscribe to our Publishing Service. E-mail Address First Name Number 6 + 1 =...
Federal Appellate Court Upholds Embattled Texas Voter ID Law

Federal Appellate Court Upholds Embattled Texas Voter ID Law

Federal Appellate Court Upholds Embattled Texas Voter ID Law Federal Appellate Court Upholds Embattled Texas Voter ID Law The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Texas’ voter identification law, reversing a lower court ruling that found it discriminated against voters of color. Amid efforts to prove Texas’ embattled voter ID law is discriminatory, a federal appeals panel on Friday OK’d state lawmakers’ efforts to rewrite the law last year to address faults previously identified by the courts. On a 2-1 vote, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling that tossed out the state’s revisions through Senate Bill 5. The lower court had said the changes did not absolve Texas lawmakers from responsibility for discriminating against voters of color when they crafted one of the nation’s strictest voter ID laws in 2011. But the Legislature “succeeded in its goal” of addressing flaws in the voter ID law in 2017, Judge Edith Jones wrote in the majority opinion for the divided panel, and the lower court acted prematurely when it “abused its discretion” in ruling to invalidate SB 5. The 5th Circuit panel’s ruling is a major victory for the state after years of losses in an almost seven-year legal battle over its restrictions on what forms of identification are accepted at the polls. The battle dates back to 2011, when lawmakers first passed the voter ID restrictions. A separate three-judge panel and then the full 5th Circuit — which is considered to be among the country’s most conservative appellate courts — previously agreed with U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos that the 2011 law disproportionately burdened voters...

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