Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Two Candidates File Against Incumbents for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

According to Amber Moon at the Texas Democratic Party, "Susan Strawn and JR Molina submitted their petitions for [the] CCA, Places 3 and 4 respectively." Place 3 is Tom Price, and Place 4 is Paul Womack. Place 9 Judge Cathy Cochran, who is also up for re-election in 2008, did not draw an opponent.

Based on his past campaign experience, when he didn't even show up at editorial board meetings, I don't expect much from Molina's candidacy, but I'd sure like to see Strawn's campaign highlight the court's bad record under Presiding Judge Sharon Keller - easily the best available strategy is to make the election, to the extent possible, a referendum on the court's record under her leadership.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is great that there is one credible, qualified Democratic candidate, but there should have been three. I am very disappointed in Texas' criminal defense lawyers, like TCDLA and their local affiliated groups. They really did not serve their current or future clients very well by letting the opportunity pass to try to put three qualified Democrats on the CCA.

rage judicata said...

I'm surprised they put anyone up at all.

We'll see how it goes. I don't know either of them, but will look into them now that we actually have some choices.

Anonymous said...

It looks like Strawn has an impressive background http://capitolannex.com/
2008/01/02/cca-finally-a-candidate-
susan-strawn-files-for-court-of-
criminal-appeals-place-3

As someone who has represented the State about 20 times before the cca, I'm interested in finding out more about her.

Anonymous said...

I am interested in learning if Strawn has ever handled a criminal appeal in a Texas appellate court?

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