Hecht Tapped As Next Texas Supreme Court Chief

Law360, Dallas (September 10, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT) -- Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday tapped Justice Nathan Hecht as the next chief of the Texas Supreme Court, elevating the state’s second-longest-serving justice in history to lead the state's judicial branch.

Justice Hecht has more than three decades of judicial experience under his belt, elected to the Supreme Court in 1988 after serving as a district and appellate judge in Dallas for seven years. He’s known for writing biting dissents with an at-times caustic wit but is widely respected by other judges and is recognized as...
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