Governor Abbott Appoints Brett Busby To Texas Supreme Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Brett Busby To Texas Supreme Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Brett Busby To Texas Supreme Court Governor Abbott Appoints Brett Busby To Texas Supreme Court Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Brett Busby to the Supreme Court of Texas for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020. Busby’s appointment follows the retirement of Justice Phil Johnson.   “It is a distinct honor to appoint Brett Busby to serve on the Supreme Court of Texas,” said Governor Abbott. “Brett’s respect for the Constitution and his understanding that judges say what the law is, not what they would like it to be, will serve the people of Texas well as he ascends to our highest court. I am grateful to Brett for his dedication to the Lone Star State and his unwavering commitment to the rule of law.” Brett Busby of Houston is a former Justice of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals, having served from June 2012 through December 2018, and previously was a partner at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, an adjunct professor at The University of Texas School of Law, and a law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court. He is board-certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a committee chair for the Texas Access to Justice Commission, the chair of the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, and a member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee and the Federalist Society. He is a member and past chair of the State Bar of Texas Committee on Pattern Jury Charges, a former member of the Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, and a former gubernatorial appointee to the Commission to Study...
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 2 + 8 =...
Governor Abbott Appoints Jimmy Blacklock to the Texas Supreme Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Jimmy Blacklock to the Texas Supreme Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Jimmy Blacklock to the Texas Supreme Court Governor Greg Abbott today appointed and swore in Jimmy Blacklock to the Texas Supreme Court following Justice Don Willett’s confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Blacklock has served as general counsel for Governor Abbott since 2015. “The Texas Supreme court plays a crucial role in the future of our state, and we need justices with a conservative judicial philosophy who will apply the Constitution as it was intended,” said Governor Abbott. “Jimmy Blacklock is a principled leader who knows that the role of the judicial branch of government is not to legislate from the bench, and he will use his profound understanding of the law to contribute to the court’s decisions. I thank Jimmy for his work on behalf of the people of Texas, and for his unwavering commitment to the rule of law.” Jimmy Blacklock was born and raised in Texas, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas. Following graduation, he attended Yale Law School where he was a member of the Federalist Society and president of the Yale Law Republicans. Blacklock honed his legal skills serving as a clerk for Judge Jerry Smith on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. He was then appointed by President George W. Bush in the Civil Rights Division within the United States Department of Justice. More recently, Blacklock served as Governor Abbott’s General Counsel after six years in the Texas Attorney General’s office, where he assisted on Obamacare litigation, religious liberty and right to life issues. Source: Press Release Want new articles directly...

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