Texas Supreme Court

The Verdict

Nov 13, 2013 By Brian D. Sweany

Wallace Jefferson sizes up his historic tenure as the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas.

How Lehrmann won

Apr 19, 2010 By Paul Burka

I have been looking at the voting numbers in the race for Supreme Court, Place 3, in which Lehrmann defeated Green. This was a classic race of New Texas versus Old Texas, rural versus urban and suburban. Green carried 149 counties to Lehrmann’s 83. (Yes, I know. This does not…

Can the Democrats win a statewide race?

Mar 4, 2010 By Paul Burka

I have expressed my opinion on many occasions that the Democrats don’t have a chance to win a statewide race, aside from Bill White, in this election cycle. But some unexpected developments might prove me wrong. Their best shot is Jeff Weems, who is running for the Railroad Commission. This…

Cathie fight

Dec 1, 2009 By Paul Burka

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times is reporting that Republican party chairman Cathie Adams has made an endorsement in the contest for the Texas Supreme Court seat recently vacated by Scott Brister, in violation of her own pledge to remain neutral in GOP primary races. Adams is backing Eva Guzman,…

Entergy crisis

Apr 28, 2009 By Paul Burka

Today’s calendar includes HB 3545 by Leibowitz. Here is what the House Research Organization says the bill does: HB 3545 would codify, without substantive change, various statutes omitted during prior recodifications, conform codifications enacted by the 80th Legislature to other laws enacted by that Legislature that did not amend the…