Paths to Texas Judicial Selection Reform | Chief Justice Tom Phillips | Texas Appellate Law Podcast | Butler Snow LLP

The blending of politics and judicial selection has been a part of Texan history from the start. Political parties continue to influence appointments and elections of judicial officials, and money is always an important factor. However, in recent years many have tried to reform the system. Later this week, former Texas Supreme Court Justice Tom Phillips discussed various reform efforts with Todd Smith and Jody Sanders, including the work of the Texas Commission on Judicial Selection. Chief Justice Phillips explains that See more +

The blending of politics and judicial selection has been a part of Texan history from the start. Political parties continue to influence appointments and elections of judicial officials, and money is always an important factor. However, in recent years many have tried to reform the system. Later this week, former Texas Supreme Court Justice Tom Phillips discussed various reform efforts with Todd Smith and Jody Sanders, including the work of the Texas Commission on Judicial Selection. Chief Justice Phillips explains the story of how Texas selects its judges, the possible reforms, and the downsides of various systems. He also shares his encyclopedic knowledge of political and legal history to put the debate in context.

The full transcript and further information can be found here: https://www.butlersnow.com/2021/04/paths-to-texas-judicial-selection-reform-chief-justice-tom-phillips/ See less –

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