Tag Archives: Appointment

Brown Appointed to Fill Hecht’s SCOTX Seat

D. Todd Smith
Governor Perry has appointed Fourteenth Court of Appeals Justice Jeff Brown (pictured) to fill the seat being vacated by Justice Nathan Hecht, who in turn is replacing departing Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson. All of these moves officially become effective on October 1, 2013. Brown began his career clerking for Supreme Court Justice Jack Hightower, then … Continue Reading

What Happens in the Event of a Evenly Split SCOTX Vote?

D. Todd Smith
Justice Wainwright’s recent departure from the Texas Supreme Court has raised an interesting question. ¬†As presented to me by a colleague, it goes like this: Without Justice Wainwright, what happens if the Court is split 4-4? Do they just have to fight over it until someone gives in to reach a majority? My initial thought … Continue Reading