The Texas Supreme Court Goes To War


By U.S. tradition, free elections are held even in times of war, when state and local events are often overshadowed by news of a world in turmoil. It was under these conditions that during World War II, a lawyer serving abroad in the United States armed forces challenged a respected incumbent judge on the Supreme Court of Texas. The result was a race unlike any the court had ever seen.

Reprinted by permission, Texas Bar Journal, February 2002.

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