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Next Texas Justice Named If Trump Pick OK'd For 5th Circ.

Law360, Dallas (November 27, 2017, 8:47 PM EST) -- The general counsel for the Texas governor’s office would be the next Texas Supreme Court justice if current Justice Don Willett is confirmed to a seat on the Fifth Circuit, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday.

Abbott said at a press conference he would nominate Jimmy Blacklock, his current general counsel and a former assistant solicitor general and deputy attorney general for legal counsel, to fill Justice Willett’s seat on the state high court.

President Donald Trump in September nominated Justice Willett to the Fifth Circuit, and...
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