Senator Ellis Media Advisory

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February 23, 2011
Contact: Jeremy Warren, 512-463-0113

Statement of Senator Rodney Ellis on State of the Judiciary

Senator Rodney Ellis today released a statement on Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson's speech

(AUSTIN) — "Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson is a credit to the state of Texas. He has lent his voice and the power of his office to achieving a stronger, more equitable Texas justice system for all. He has long been a powerful advocate of civil, criminal justice and indigent defense reforms.

"I commend him for focusing so much of his speech on not only the need for change, but specific, tangible and achievable reforms on access, judicial selection and compensation for those wrongfully convicted."