Who Is Running For The Texas Supreme Court? How Should One Vote?
Who is running for the Texas Supreme Court? Who is currently on the court?
There are three Democrats running for the Texas Supreme Court in 2008. The current Court consists of nine Republicans and zero Democrats. Three of the nine seats are up for election this year.
Even if you are not a liberal such as myself, do you think a court of nine Texas Republicans will rule in a way that helps average people in Texas? I think only a hard right partisan would hold such a view.
Electing the three Democrats on the ballot in 2008 would simply restore a measure of balance to the Texas Supreme Court.
The three Democrats are Jim Jordan for Chief Justice.
Texas Watch discusses here the bias on the current court in favor of insurance companies and polluters.
How can nine justices of one party, and zero justices of the other party, be good for our democracy and for our State of Texas?