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Presiding Judge Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

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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    Maria T. (Terri) Jackson (Dem) 339th State District Court Judge

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Biographical Information

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 (832) 477-2910
Education University Of Texas At Arlington B.A in Political Science Texas A&M University School of Law J.D.
My 5 years as a Municipal Court Judge, the people’s court; My 10 years experience as a Criminal District Court Judge where I’ve honed the ability to temper Justice with mercy.
The most important consideration to improve the State’s indigent defense system is to ensure that the playing field in every courtroom is level; One way to ensure this notion is for the indigent defense attorneys and attorneys pro tem are justly and fairly and adequately compensated for quality representation.
Ensuring that my opinions are clear, concise, and to avoid any confusion and uncertainty in Texas Criminal Law. Doing my part to ensure that the Court’s deliberations are collegial so that intra-Court acrimony does not color our opinions. Prompt resolution of all pending matters that come before me.