The Making of a Justice: The 1958 Joe Greenhill/Sarah T. Hughes Race for the Supreme Court


Observers of contemporary Texas Supreme Court elections look at the dawing of the "two party" era in the early 1980s as a unique time in the history of the court. It is certainly true that for many years, political ideology and judicial philosophy were not as pivotal as they are today in Supreme Court campaigns. However, the modern trend did not begin in the 1980s.

Reprinted by permission, Texas Bar Journal, November/Decemeber 2000.

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