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Full Show: Which Candidates Will Attend Houston Debate, And How We Define Justice (Aug. 29, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn who’s eligible for the Houston presidential debate, former judges define justice, a homeowner talks about their recovery two years after Harvey, and a local church takes feeding the hungry to another level.

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Lawsuit Alleges the Way Texas Elects Judges to its Highest Courts is Unfair to Minorities

Posted on · Last month (July 2016), a civil rights organization sued the State of Texas, arguing the way the state elects judges for the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals violates the Voting Rights Act. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court saying the […]

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Judges and Party Affiliation: Friday’s Show (March 25, 2016)

Posted on · Across the country, you’ll find different systems in place for naming and retaining judges. In some states, judges are named by the executive branch and approved or rejected by the legislature. In others, judges are named and then face “retention elections” at regular intervals when voters can choose to retain or dismiss the judge. Here […]