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General Election, Tuesday November 3, 2020

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is the court of last resort for all criminal matters in Texas, while the Texas Supreme Court is the court of last resort for all civil matters in the state. Texas is one of two states (Oklahoma is the other) with two courts of last resort.

In addition to being the high court for criminal appeals, the Court of Criminal Appeals (in partnership with the Texas Supreme Court) develops the rules of appellate procedure and the rules of evidence in criminal trials. Additionally, the court is responsible with administering public funds allocated to educate judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys who deal with indigent defendants. It also oversees the funding of clerks and other judicial personnel.

The court is composed of a presiding judge and eight judges. Each judge serves a six-year term. They are elected in staggered partisan elections.

Place 3: Elizabeth D. Frizell (D) v. Bert Richardson* (R)
Place 4: Tina Clinton (D) v. Kevin Patrick Yeary* (R)
Place 9: Brandon T. Birmingham (D) v. David Newell* (R)

To view a compete profile of these races visit: https://texasjudges.org/judicial-comparisons/


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John Coppedge, M.D., Treasurer
P.O. Box 545, Judson, Texas 75660