|Job description||The nine-member Texas Court of Appeals is the highest court for criminal (not civil or juvenile) cases in the state. Term is six years.|
Note: criminal law deals with behavior that is an offense against the public, society, or the state—even if the victim is an individual. Examples include murder, assault, kidnapping, arson, and drunken driving.
|Kevin Patrick Yeary (incumbent)|
Recent News Articles
- “We recommend Tina Clinton in Democratic primary for Place 4, Court of Criminal Appeals [editorial],” Houston Chronicle (Feb 17, 2020) https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/We-recommend-Tina-Clinton-in-Democratic-primary-15058199.php (paywall – article limit)
- “Editorial: in Dem primaries, Frizell and Clinton best for Court of Criminal Appeals,” San Antonio Express-News (Feb 14, 2020) https://www.expressnews.com/opinion/editorials/article/Editorial-In-Dem-primaries-Frizell-and-Clinton-15057670.php
- “Balancing the scales of justice on Texas’ most important courts,” Austin Chronicle (Feb 14, 2020) https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/news/2020-02-14/balancing-the-scales-of-justice-on-texas-most-important-courts/
- “Meet the Democrats running for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 4,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Feb 13, 2020) https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/article240102013.html (paywall – article limit)