Texas reformers eye next effort in judicial reforms

By Chuck Lindell

American-Statesman Staff

Few state controversies have been debated longer, with so little effect, than efforts to insulate Texas judges from the corrosive effects of money and politics.

Even so, the debate will heat up again over the next year as a special committee of the Legislature tackles, once again, the vexing question of how best to select impartial judges in Texas — one of the minority of states that requires its judiciary to run in partisan elections.

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