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Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 6

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. Hears appeals on civil and criminal cases from lower courts in its district.Período de 6 años. Debe tener una edad de 35-74 años, ser ciudadano estadounidense, residente de Texas, con licencia para practicar leyes en Texas, ser un votante registrado y tener por lo menos 10 años de experiencia como abogado o juez. Escucha apelaciones en casos civiles y penales de tribunales de primera instancia en su distrito.
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    Meagan Hassan (Dem) Attorney

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Campaign Phone (832) 380-8839
Twitter @meagan4justice
Education J.D., 2007 - Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA B.A., 2002 - Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Partner in a Constitutional/civil rights firm: litigating cases involving the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th, and 14th Amendments in state, federal, and appellate courts; successfully arguing for new clearly established rights; and indigent criminal defense
(1) Locally: bail reform in Harris County that will permit appellate review of potentially excessive bail for indigent criminal defendants; and (2) statewide: a forms database in the areas of family and CPS law for those who are not able to afford attorneys and have no choice but to approach the courts pro se.
Protecting the rule of law and the People’s constitutional rights by bringing a diverse viewpoint (based on my experience as a lawyer litigating a variety of cases) to appellate deliberations, efficiently managing the docket, and honoring the People’s reasonable expectations based on existing law. The Court can only benefit from a balance of viewpoints on each case.