Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
A judge holds a book. Photo: Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock.com Photo: Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock.com

Noting that Texas has tried many times to change how it elects judges, the most recent commission looking at judicial selection is telling the Texas Legislature it should do away with party affiliation in judge races.

But nearly half of the commissioners—mostly the lawmaker-members—didn’t agree with that idea, and the Texas Commission on Judicial Selection was split evenly down the middle on a recommendation to replace partisan judicial races using an appointment system followed by nonpartisan retention elections.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Benefits of a Digital Membership:

  • Free access to 1 article* every 30 days
  • Access to the entire ALM network of websites
  • Unlimited access to the ALM suite of newsletters
  • Build custom alerts on any search topic of your choosing
  • Search by a wide range of topics

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

Angela Morris

Angela Morris is ALM Media's Texas litigation reporter. She covers lawsuits in all levels of Texas state and federal courts. Based in Austin, Morris earned journalism and government degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, and since then, has worked primarily as a reporter and writer, but also has skills in videography, photography and podcasts. Follow her on Twitter at @AMorrisReports.

More from this author

Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.