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How Law and Order Came to the Lone Star State


Taming Texas is written by James L. Haley, the award-winning author of eighteen books on Texas history, including The Texas Supreme Court: A Narrative History, 1836–1986; Passionate Nation: The Epic History of Texas; Sam Houston; and a seventh-grade biography, Stephen F. Austin and the Founding of Texas. The coauthor is Marilyn P. Duncan, book editor for ...
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Texas Female Judges Day


On April 13, 2015, the Texas Capitol hosted some 150 women judges for Texas Female Judges' Day. Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman and Justice Debra Lehrmann joined Chief Justice Nathan Hecht in commemorating the event. Pictures of the judges in attendance were taken in the old Texas Supreme Court courtroom in the Capitol.
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Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Greg Abbott Sworn-In as 48th Governor of Texas

On January 20, 2015, Greg Abbott joined a select group of former Texas Supreme Court Justices who have gone on to serve as Texas Governor. Governor Abbott served the Court as Justice in Place 5 from 1996 to 2001, when he resigned to make his successful run for Texas Attorney General. With his gubernatorial inauguration, Abbott becomes the fifth former Texas Supreme Court Justice to serve as Governor—joining Andrew Jackson Hamilton (Military Governor 1862–65; Provisional Civilian Governor,1865–67), Richard Coke (1874–76), Oran Milo Roberts (1879–83), and John Ireland (1883–87).
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