Texas Judicial Selection Survey

The Texas Judicial Council's Committee on Judicial Selection is examining potential changes related to the judicial selection process. Please assist the Committee by completing the following survey.

1. Should Texas state court judges be:
2. Do you support public financing of state judicial elections?
3. Do you support increasing the length of terms for elected state trial court judges and appellate justices?
4. Do you support allowing all appointed judges to run for a full term in the first general election after appointment?
5. Do you support using partisan designations in Texas judicial elections and eliminating straight-ticket voting?
6. Do you support requiring additional qualifications to serve as a state court trial judge?
7. Do you support requiring additional qualifications to serve as a state court appellate justice?
8. Under Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 18b(2)(a), "A judge shall recuse himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned." Do you support changing the recusal standard to describe more specifically when recusal is required under Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co., 129 S. Ct. 2252 (2009), based on campaign-related spending?
9. Are you:
10. How long have you served on the bench?
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