LIVE: Texas Supreme Court Justices Join LIVE!
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There are 9 justices on the Texas Supreme Court. Three of those justices were in San Angelo Wednesday to speak at the Tom Green County Bar Association.
The local attorneys asked questions that were inside baseball topics such as the legal processes like how long petitions to the Supreme Court should be when attempting to get the justices to accept cases. The answer as of right now is about 15 pages, by the way.
After the luncheon, the justices agreed to come to the San Angelo LIVE! Studios for an on-camera interview. We are airing the interview today at 4:15 p.m.
In the interview, we talk about the justice system, how Covid has impacted district courts such as the four in our county with backlogs and their views on managing Covid restrictions with the State’s Office of Court Administration, the leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s Roe v. Wade brief at the US Supreme and how recent attempts to intimidate the judicial branch. We concluded with a discussion on original intent in interpreting the Constitution.
The three justices we interviewed are:
- Justice Debra Lehrmann, Place 3, is the Senior Justice on the Supreme Court of Texas and the Court’s longest-serving woman Justice in Texas history.
- Justice Evan A. Young, Place 9, was appointed to the Texas Supreme Court in November 2021 by Governor Greg Abbott. Justice Young clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
- Justice Rebeca Aizpuru Huddle, Place 5, was appointed to the Supreme Court of Texas by Governor Greg Abbott in October 2020. She is a native of El Paso, where she grew up and attended Stephen F. Austin High School before heading off to Stanford. Then she returned to Texas to attend UT Law.
All of the justices we interviewed are Republicans and on the ballot for the November 8 Election.