CJ 11-12 - *Every judge in TX must run in a bipartisan...

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*Every judge in TX must run in a bipartisan (either dem. or rep.) election *Federal judges are all appointed (executive appointment) METHODS OF SELECTING JUDGES 1) Executive Appointment- Gov. appoints, Pres. Appoints (life tenure) a. Can only be removed by mal fesense, none fesense 2) Legislative Appointment- Legislature appoints/selects (House of Reps/Senators) 3) Partisan Election- judge runs for office under party designation (TX) 4) Non-Partisan Election- judges run w/o party designation a. b. If 1 candidate doesn’t get 50%+, top 2 candidates go through general election 5) Missouri Plan (or) Commission System(*best*)- a. Missouri Plan: i. Candidates submit name to commission ii. Commission reviews credentials of candidate iii. Commission submits 3 names to Governor iv. Governor selects 1 name v. Senate confirms 6) Hybrid- mixture of any of the above *# Justices: TX Supreme Ct.- 9, TX Court of Crim. Appeals- 9, US Supr.Ct.- 9 Rule of Four: 4 judges agree to hear appeal (out of the 9)
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