After Electoral Rout, Ex-Judges In Texas Land New Work

By Michelle Casady (April 12, 2019, 4:03 PM EDT) -- More than 20 of Texas' intermediate appellate justices lost their seats in November's election, which saw historic numbers of Democrats elected, draining the bench of decades of experience and setting off a flurry of hiring activity as law firms clamored to add the ousted judges to their ranks.

Texas has 14 intermediate appellate courts with 80 justices. More than a quarter lost their seats, and much of the turnover came on the appellate courts in the state's largest cities — Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin.

That meant a sudden surplus of ousted judges looking for new ways to deploy their...

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