Common Law Judge:
Selected Writings of Chief Justice
Jack Pope of Texas
Edited by Marilyn P. Duncan
Chief Justice Jack Pope is widely acknowledged in the legal community as one of the Texas judiciary’s brightest stars. During his 38 years
on the bench, he not only authored more than one thousand opinions, many of them landmark cases, but he also led the charge to bring about fundamental reforms in the judicial system.
CJ Pope’s articles, lectures, and essays on the common law and the
art and science of judicial decision-making—many of them unpublished until now—are gems of legal writing. This book, which includes the best of those writings as well as excerpts from 10 of his landmark Civil Appeals Court and Supreme Court opinions, is a must-read for Texas attorneys and judges as well as others interested in the evolution of Texas law.
The book is available to TSCHS members at a special discounted
price of $20, including sales tax.
The Texas Supreme Court:
A Narrative History, 1836-1986
by James L. Haley
In the first book-length history of the Texas Supreme Court in almost 100 years, award-winning author James L. Haley tells the story of the Court from its Republic frontier through the volatile decades of the 20th century. The book, published by the University of Texas Press in 2013, is the premier volume
in the Scoiety-sponsored Texas Legal Studies Series.
Journal of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society
Vol. 4, no. 1, Fall 2014
Published in October, this issue of the
Society's e-journal exlores the theme of crime and violence in the life of theTexas Supreme Court. Judge Mark Davidson documents the unfortunate rise and fail
of Justice Don Yarbrough, while author Gary Lavergne recounts how the murder of Justice William Pierson and his wife
by their son in 1935 had legal repercussions that lasted 30 years. Attorney Rachel Palmer Hooper examines the relationship of the landmark Santana case to the reasonable doubt standard in Texas juvenile law.
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