The State Commission on Judicial Conduct has issued a public admonition to Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht regarding comments he made to the press last year in support of the nomination of White House Counsel Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Last fall Hecht estimated that he gave 120 interviews to the press about Miers’ qualifications for the bench — including information about her religious beliefs and views on abortion — after her Oct. 3, 2005, nomination came under attack from conservative groups.

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