Lots of action in races for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals seats. Tom Price, Paul Womack, and Cathy Cochran are not running for reelection.
Former federal prosecutor and former state district judge Bert Richardson and San Angelo state district judge Barbara Walther- best known for being the trial judge in the Warren Jeffs/FLDS cases- are seeking the Republican nomination to run for Price's old seat. The winner of that race will face Democrat El Paso criminal lawyer John Granberg and Libertarian Mark Bennett, author of the excellent Houston blog Defending People.
Readers of this blog will remember that I hold Warren Jeffs's petition to the CCA to be the worst appellate brief ever written.
Will have to put off the other two races to a later post.