Congratulations!…What’s the Court of Criminal Appeals?

The most common response I get on the campaign trail when I tell folks I am running for the Court of Criminal Appeals is, “Congratulations! … What’s the Court of Criminal Appeals?” The short answer is that it’s the Supreme Court for all criminal cases in Texas. Below, we’ll discuss a little about how cases wind up there, the history of the court, and a unique type of case the court automatically hears.

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

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Campaign Kickoff – Humbled and Grateful

TWO words best sum up my thoughts on Wednesday’s Campaign kickoff party: Humbled and Grateful.

The Campaign Kickoff crowd at St. Pete’s Dancing Marlin

I am humbled because my supporters come from places you might not expect: lawyers I battled against in trial; lawyers I’ve ruled against as a Judge; retired lawyers; lawyers who don’t have cases pending in my court;  lawyers who fought hard against each other in trial in my court; Judges who heard cases I tried; Judges from courts that don’t have anything to do with criminal law; Retired Judges; community activists; probation officers; public defenders; appellate practitioners; current and former prosecutors.

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National Day of Empathy

National Day of Empathy

March 5th, 2019 is the National Day of Empathy. This national day was founded by Van Jones, CNN political commentator. Prepare Academy and Attachment Leadership have partnered with Van Jones’ organization, Cut50, to host a Dallas, Texas event in conjunction with all 50 states + Washington, D.C.

We will all participate to increase awareness and empathy for those impacted by the criminal justice system.

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