Supreme Court

Photo of Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht

Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht

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Nathan L. Hecht is the 27th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. He has been elected to the Court seven times, first in 1988 as a Justice, and in 2014 and 2020 as Chief Justice. He is the longest-serving Member of the Court in Texas history and the longest-tenured Texas judge in active service. Throughout his service on the... Read more

Justice, Place 9

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Justice Eva Guzman's resignation June 11 leaves Place 9 empty until the governor chooses a replacement. Justice Guzman was re-elected in 2016, and her current term expires on December 31, 2022. 

Photo of Justice Debra Lehrmann

Justice Debra Lehrmann

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Justice Debra Lehrmann has served on the Supreme Court of Texas since 2010, having been elected to the Court twice following her gubernatorial appointment.  With a total of over 30 years’ judicial experience, she was a trial judge in Tarrant County for 23 years prior to her appellate service and has served the Bar in leadership capacities on both a... Read more

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Justice Jeffrey S. Boyd

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Jeffrey S. Boyd joined the Court on December 3, 2012, appointed by Governor Rick Perry to fill Justice Dale Wainwright's unexpired term. Wainwright resigned September 30th. Justice Boyd was the governor's chief of staff since September 2011. Before that he was Gov. Perry's general counsel. Boyd is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and earned his law degree summa cum laude... Read more

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Justice John Phillip Devine

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Justice John Devine was elected to the Supreme Court of Texas in November 2012. He previously served for seven years as judge of the 190th state district court in Harris County and for nine years as an appointed special judge for the Harris County justice of the peace courts. A native of Indiana, Justice Devine attended Ball State University, graduating in... Read more

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Justice Jimmy Blacklock

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Justice Jimmy Blacklock was appointed to the Texas Supreme Court in January 2018 by Governor Greg Abbott.  Before that, Jimmy served as Governor Abbott’s General Counsel and in the Attorney General’s Office under then-AG Abbott.  While at the AG’s Office, he handled appeals and trials of constitutional cases in state and federal court involving matters such as federalism, religious liberty,... Read more

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Justice Brett Busby

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Brett Busby was appointed to the Court by Governor Greg Abbott in February 2019, confirmed unanimously by the Texas Senate, and elected to a full term in November 2020. An experienced appellate litigator, Justice Busby was a partner at the Bracewell firm in Houston and served on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals for six years before joining the Supreme Court. Justice... Read more

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Justice Jane Bland

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Justice Jane Bland was appointed to the Supreme Court of Texas in 2019 by Governor Greg Abbott and elected in 2020.  Before her appointment, she served for six years as a state district judge in Houston and for 15 years as a justice on the First Court of Appeals. Justice Bland serves as the Court’s liaison to the Judicial Commission on... Read more

Photo of Justice Rebeca Aizpuru Huddle

Justice Rebeca Aizpuru Huddle

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Justice Rebeca Aizpuru Huddle was appointed to the Supreme Court of Texas by Governor Greg Abbott in October 2020. She is a native of El Paso, where she grew up and attended Stephen F. Austin High School.  Justice Huddle earned her undergraduate degree in political science at Stanford University and taught Spanish for a year before returning to Texas to... Read more