This page is for the Texas Supreme Court.
For the Court of Criminal Appeals, click here.

  • 9 total seats
  • 0 current vacancies
  • 7 prosecutors
  • 0 public defenders
  • 0 Judges have other indigent defense experience
  • 0 civil rights lawyers

How Members of the Texas Supreme Court are Selected:

Partisan Election

Justices are selected and re-selected in partisan elections to six-year terms. If an unexpected vacancy occurs, the governor can appoint a justice who must then be confirmed by the state senate for the remainder of an unexpired term. Justices cannot run for election if over the age of 75.

Selection method sources:

Ballotpedia, Judicial Election Methods By State; Brennan Center for Justice, Judicial Selection: An Interactive Map