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Judge Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Place 7

6-year term. Must be age 35-74 years, a U.S. Citizen, a Texas resident, licensed to practice law in Texas, a registered voter, and have at least 10 years experience as a lawyer or judge. Reviews all death penalty cases and applications for habeas corpus in felony cases, hears final appeals on criminal cases, and administers publicly funded judicial and attorney education.Elegido para un período de 6 años. Debe tener entre 35-74 años de edad, ser ciudadano estadounidense, ser residente de Texas, con licencia para practicar leyes en Texas, ser un votante registrado, y tener al menos 10 años de experiencia como abogado o juez. Revisa todos los casos de pena de muerte y las solicitudes de hábeas corpus en los casos de delitos graves, recibe las apelaciones finales en los casos penales, y administra la educación judicial y de abogados financiada con fondos públicos.
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    Ramona Franklin (Dem) Judge-338th Criminal District Court

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Background: What training, experience, and characteristics qualify you for this position?

Access to Justice: What recent developments (e.g., client choice of counsel, technology) provide opportunities to improve the state's indigent defense system in criminal cases appealed from lower court decisions?

Responsibilities: Which responsibility of a Court of Criminal Appeals judge is your highest priority and how do you intend to accomplish it?

Campaign Phone (281) 686-3292
Twitter @judgeramona
Education Florida A&M University Bachelor of Arts in English, Minor Criminal Justice Lynn University- Master of Science, Sports Administration Thomas M. Cooley Law School- Juris Doctorate
My experiences as a former Harris County Assistant District Attorney, defense attorney in private practice and currently a district court judge have all uniquely crafted me with an uncommon legal background. Serving in all of these capacities have afforded me the opportunity of experiencing the legal perspective from all vantage points.
The new e-filing system that is being implemented across the State of Texas is a new tool that has been very useful in streamlining court documents processing. As a Court of Criminal Appeals judge I will not infringe upon a person's due process rights by enforcing unreasonable deadlines and causing a defendant to be executed because I decided not to grant his attorney a 20 minute extension to submit an appeal before the court's 5 o'clock p.m. court closing time which was done to Michael Richard.
As a Court of Criminal Appeals judge I will continue to carry out the mantra I employ every day as a State District Court judge, "Blindfold Justice...One Case At A Time." I will concentrate my efforts in ensuring that indigent defendants are afforded all of the necessary tools to launch a successful appeal. I will work diligently to ensure that the results that occurred in the Ricky Kerr case will never happen again in the State of Texas.
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