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Diane Henson on history of Appeals Courts
Diane Henson, an Appeals Court candidate in 2004, discusses the historical importance of appellate judges in both the state and federal systems.
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Appellate Judge candidate Diane Henson discusses the tensions that judicial candidates must manage.
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Interns discuss working in the Attorney General's office.
UT Austin interns discuss working in the Attorney General's office.
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Katie Garrett, intern for Bob Pemberton campaign
Intern Katie Garrett talks about working on a judicial campaign for Appeals Court Judge Bob Pemberton in 2004.
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Meredith Pickering, intern for Patrick Keel campaign
Intern Meredith Pickering talks about working on a judicial campaign for Distict Judge Patrick Keel.
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Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson discusses procedure in a civil case.
Wallace Jefferson, Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, discusses court procedure in the Exxon v. Emerald case.
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Wallace Jefferson, Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, on the election of judges in Texas.
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Diane Jones on becoming a Dallas County judge
Dallas County Judge Diane Jones talks about her path to the bench and the politics off being a judge.
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Rick Perry speaks at Republican convention.
Governor Rick Perry reaches out to black Republican Convention delegates in 2004.
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William Powers, Jr. on judicial selection in Texas
William Powers, Jr. assesses the system of electing judges in Texas.
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David Van Os defends popular election of judges
Judicial candidate David Van Os defends the popular election of judges.
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Features: The Justice System

Texas court caseloads by court and case type
Texas court caseloads by court and case type
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Crimes and punishments
Crimes and punishments
section 2.1
Organization of Texas courts
Organization of Texas courts
section 3.0
Comparing Texas and U.S. court caseloads
Comparing Texas and U.S. court caseloads
section 3.3
Appellate judge terms compared
Appellate judge terms compared
section 3.4
Appellate Court districts
Appellate Court districts
section 3.4
Profiling Texas judges
Profiling Texas judges
section 4.3
Different methods of selecting judges
Different methods of selecting judges
section 4.4
Different groups judge the justice system
Different groups judge the justice system
section 4.7
Houston attorneys: selecting Texas judges
Houston attorneys: selecting Texas judges
section 4.7
Public opinion about confidence in police
Public opinion about confidence in police
section 5.0
Criminal procedure in Texas
Criminal procedure in Texas
section 5.1
Sample jury summons
Sample jury summons
section 5.1
Executions carried out in Texas and the US
Executions carried out in Texas and the US
section 5.3
Geography and ethnicity of Texas death row
Geography and ethnicity of Texas death row
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Profiling Texas prison inmates
Profiling Texas prison inmates
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Rating crime in the U.S., Texas, and the South
Rating crime in the U.S., Texas, and the South
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Texas corrections facilities
Texas corrections facilities
section 5.5
Texas prison budgets
Texas prison budgets
section 5.2
Cruel and unusual punishment: Ruiz
Cruel and unusual punishment: Ruiz
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Texas and U.S. incarceration rates
Texas and U.S. incarceration rates
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Building prison capacity
Building prison capacity
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Crime, the most important problem?
Crime, the most important problem?
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