|The nine-member Texas Supreme Court is the highest court for civil (not criminal) cases in the state. Term is six years.
Note: civil law deals with behavior that injures an individual or other private party, such as a corporation. Examples include libel, breach of contract, property damage, and negligence resulting in injury or death.
|Rebeca Huddle (incumbent)
Email: https://rebecahuddle.com/contact/ (via webpage)Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebecahuddletx/
Official website: https://www.txcourts.gov/supreme/about-the-court/justices/justice-rebeca-aizpuru-huddle/
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|1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
I was born in Houston to a family that valued hard work and education. I decided to attend law school to represent workers and labor unions and that's what I did after graduating from Texas Tech Law, with honors, in 2003. I represented workers and labor unions in Dallas and Tarrant Counties from 2003 until 2019 when I took the bench on the Dallas Court of Appeals, the largest intermediate court of appeals in Texas. On this court I have authored hundreds of opinions and sat on panel for hundreds more. I have the experience, work ethic, and judicial temperament needed to be an asset to the highest civil court in our state.
|2. THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS LED TO DELAYS IN JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION, SOMETIMES WITH SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ON THE LIVES OF PLAINTIFFS AND DEFENDANTS. WHAT CAN BE DONE TO MOVE THROUGH THE BACKLOG FAIRLY AND EFFICIENTLY?
I expect our appellate courts will utilize visiting judges to address the backlog when it makes its way up to our courts. I expect trial courts will continue to use technology like zoom to make hearings more efficient and cost-effective for litigants.
|3. DO YOU BELIEVE THAT ALL CITIZENS HAVE ADEQUATE ACCESS TO LEGAL HELP AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM? IF NOT, WHAT CAN BE DONE TO PROVIDE WIDER AND BETTER ACCESS?
No they don't. I'd like to see law firms incentivize pro bono work more widely and often. More resources for unrepresented litigants would be helpful as well.
|4. DO YOU BELIEVE THE COMPOSITION OF JURIES ADEQUATELY AND FAIRLY REFLECTS SOCIETY AT LARGE? WHY, OR WHY NOT? IF NOT, WHAT CHANGES TO THE SYSTEM MIGHT YOU CONSIDER?
|5. HOW COULD THE COSTS OF JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION BE REDUCED?
|6. ARE THE CURRENT POLICIES TO HOLD JUDGES ACCOUNTABLE IN CASES OF POTENTIAL OR ACTUAL MISCONDUCT APPROPRIATE? ARE THERE ANY CHANGES YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE?
|7. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?