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Unformatted text preview: Texas Judiciary GOV 310 Lecture 13 Gary Keith Texas Judiciary: Lecture Outline I. II. III. Courts Law and Courts Judges I. Texas State Court System TWO top courts Appellate Courts District Courts Local Courts Texas Supreme Court (civil) Texas Court of Criminal Appeals II. Law and Courts Civil vs. Criminal Types of cases and caseload by court and Crime and Punishment: penalties by court http://texaspolitics.laits.utexas.edu/html/just/feat_ http://texaspolitics.laits.utexas.edu/html/just/feat III. Judges Profile of Judges http://texaspolitics.laits.utexas.edu/html/just/fea http://texaspolitics.laits.utexas.edu/html/just/fe Texas Judicial Elections Selection in other states: http://laits.utexas.edu/gov310/JU/index.html Partisan Elections Possible Changes Fairness issue: are judges partisan? Independence issue: campaign money? Accountability: ? Pure appointment and confirmation "Missouri Plan" Judicial Tenure: Terms of Office, by State http://texaspolitics.laits.utexas.edu/html/just/feat_just.html ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2008 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas.

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