Governor Abbott Appoints Tijerina To Thirteenth Court Of Appeals

Governor Abbott Appoints Tijerina To Thirteenth Court Of Appeals

Governor Abbott Appoints Tijerina To Thirteenth Court Of Appeals Governor Abbott Appoints Tijerina To Thirteenth Court Of Appeals AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jaime Tijerina to the Thirteenth Court of Appeals for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Jaime Tijerina of McAllen is judge of the 464th Judicial District Court, and is the former judge of the 93rd Judicial District Court and former deputy city attorney for the City of Mission. He also served as the judge of the 92nd Judicial District Court and was the elected Kenedy County Attorney for 12 years. He currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves’ Judge Advocate General’s Corps and is a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the College of the State Bar, fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Texas Prosecutor’s Society, and a former member and director of the Texas District & County Attorneys Association. Additionally, he is a board member of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Alumni Advisory Board and a former member of the Food Bank RGV Board of Directors. Tijerina received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from The University of Texas Pan American and a Juris Doctor degree from the Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshal School of Law. Source:  Office of Texas Governor Greg AbbottOriginally Published:  July 24, 2019 Want new articles directly to your inbox?Subscribe to our Publishing Service. E-mail Address First Name Number 11 + 9 =...
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 14 + 10 =...
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 9 + 9 =...
Party in Limbo: Democratic Options Limited for Candidacy of Judge Under Indictment

Party in Limbo: Democratic Options Limited for Candidacy of Judge Under Indictment

Party in Limbo: Democratic Options Limited for Candidacy of Judge Under Indictment Party in Limbo: Democratic Options Limited for Candidacy of Judge Under Indictment When former state District Judge Rodolfo “Rudy” Delgado announced his retirement and resignation last week, he didn’t address one of the elephants in the room: whether he’ll run for a seat on a state appellate court. His wife and campaign treasurer, Diana Delgado, confirmed Wednesday that her husband’s name was still on the November general election ballot as the Democratic candidate for the Place 4 seat on the 13th Court of Appeals. “He’s got to look into what his resignation means as far as that’s concerned,” she said, adding that he was conferring with his attorney and a state commission. Regardless of whether Delgado decides to withdraw from the election and remove his name from the ballot, the Texas Democratic Party is unlikely able to nominate a candidate to replace him. Not a ‘good thing’ Federal investigators allege Delgado, 65, accepted three bribes totaling approximately $6,000 from a local attorney between November 2016 and January of this year in exchange for releasing clients on bond. A week before the March primary election, a federal grand jury indicted him on three counts of federal program bribery and as many counts of violating the Travel Act for allegedly brokering the bribes over the phone — charges which Delgado denies. “Unquestionably we do not want to have a candidate who is under indictment on the ballot … We do not find this to be a good thing, and we would prefer that he withdraw — if he can...
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...
Party in Limbo: Democratic Options Limited for Candidacy of Judge Under Indictment

Democrat Rudy Delgado Must Discontinue His Campaign Immediately

Democrat Rudy Delgado Must Discontinue His Campaign Immediately Democrat Rudy Delgado Must Discontinue His Campaign Immediately AUSTIN, TX – 93rd District Court Judge, Rodolfo “Rudy” Delgado, announced his retirement and resignation of the bench earlier this week so he could devote his time and energy to assist his defense team. The Democrat judge was indicted by a grand jury on three counts of federal bribery and three counts of violating the federal Travel Act. Resigning from the 93rd Court was the an ethical decision, but he is still the Democrat candidate for the 13th Court of Appeals, District 4. Rodolfo “Rudy” Delgado should have ended his campaign for the 13th Court of Appeals as well. The Republican Party of Texas calls on Rodolfo “Rudy” Delgado to end his campaign in the same manner as his resignation from the 93rd District Court- effective immediately. Chairman James Dickey stated, “Rodolfo “Rudy” Delgado must announce he is immediately discontinuing his campaign for the 13th Court of Appeals. He is not fit to serve as the 93rd District Court Judge, and he is not fit to serve on the 13th Court of Appeals. Our Courts must be filled by Texans who are ethical, servant leaders.” Source: Press Release, Republican Party of Texas Originally Published: May 3, 2018 Want new articles directly to your inbox? Subscribe to our Publishing Service. E-mail Address First Name Number 6 + 9 =...

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