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February 13, 1998     (512) 463-0300

SENATE JURISPRUDENCE COMMITTEE HOLDS HEARING ON JUDICIAL SELECTION

AUSTIN - The Senate Jurisprudence Committee met on Friday, February 13, in the Senate Chamber to listen to invited and public testimony regarding the process of selecting judges in Texas. Senator Rodney Ellis of Houston (chair) presided over the committee which is responsible for studying the selection of judges in state courts as well as the statutory county courts-at-law and probate courts. Other members of the committee include Senators Chris Harris of Arlington, David Cain of Dallas, Robert Duncan of Lubbock, Gregory Luna of San Antonio, Steve Ogden of Bryan, and Jeff Wentworth of San Antonio.

The committee will report its findings and make any necessary recommendations to the 76th Legislature which convenes in January of next year.

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