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Rick Perry

Governor, Republican

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David Dewhurst

Lieutenant Governor, Republican

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Gregg Abbot

Attorney General, Republican

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Carole Keeton Rylander

Comptroller of Public Accounts, Rep

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Wallace Jefferson

Texas supreme court chief justice, Rep

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Sharon Keller

Texas court of criminal appeals presiding judge, Rep

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Tommy Williams

State senator district 4, Rep

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Allan Ritter

State representation district 21, Rep

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Kay Bailey Hutchison/ John Cornyn

U.S. Senators from Texas.Rep, Rep

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Ted Poe

U.S. Representative District 2, Rep

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Ron Walker

County Judge Jefferson county Tx, Ron Walker

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The fourteen intermediate-level appellate courts that hear appeals from district and county courts to determine whether the decisions of these lower courts followed legal principles and court procedures

Courts of Appeal

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the courts that exist in some counties that are presided over by county judges

county courts

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an executive branch in which power is fragmented because the election of statewide officeholders is independent of the election of the governor

Plural executive

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the main governing body of each county; has the authority to set the county tax rate and budget

county commissioner court

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established when texas became the 28th state, to comply w/ the fact that they were now a state in the US. all ex-confederate, southern states had to renew their state constitutions when south lost civil war...A Johnson became pres. after Lincoln was assassinated

Constitution of 1845

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Ej. Davis brought to texas as a governor but was removed from office by the "people"; comply w requirements w US congress when south lost;

Constitution of 1869

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re-written after EJ Davis, Texas Legislative has a part time legislative which meets every odd year every other year

Constitution of 1876

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legislative which meets every other year

part-time legislative

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total authority over oil and gas policies

Rail Road commission

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sets all curriculum

Tx Board of Education

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two sets of courts, evaluated by congruence of issues, complexity for the jury, and possible prejudice to any of the parties

Bifurcated High court system

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in texas, (state supreme court) system of texas ed. does violate the state constitution. passed "senate bill 7" (robin hood plan)

Edgewood v. Kirby

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qualifications for Texas Governor

To serve as Governor of Texas, a person must be at least thirty years old, a United States citizen, and a resident of Texas for at least five years preceding his or her election

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Qualifications for Texas "state senator"

A U.S. citizen
26 years old before the general election
A five-year resident of Texas before the general election
A district resident for 1 year prior to the general election

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qualifications for Texas "state representative"

A U.S. citizen
21 years old before the general election
A two-year resident of Texas before the general election
A district resident for 1 year prior to the general election

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questioned of whether the Texas Democratic Party’s policy of prohibiting Blacks from voting in primary elections violated the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments; all citizens a right to participate in the choice of elected officials without restriction by any state because of race.

Smith v. Allwright

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order of texas state court system

SC-Court of criminal appeals
courts of appeals
district courts
county courts/commisioner
city (municiple) courts
Justice of the Peace

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Supreme court

9 justices
civil jurisdiction

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court of criminal appeals

9 judges
criminal jurisdiction