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Don't Mess with Texas: In Praise of the State Judiciary

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February 26, 2013 12:45pm - 1:55pm

Room 280B

In elite legal circles and many law schools, federal courts get all the attention and respect. State courts are often forgotten or (worse) viewed with skepticism—in part because many state judges must campaign and run for office. This attitude toward state courts has not always been prevalent, and it should not be so today. Judge Elrod brings a unique perspective on this topic, having served as an elected state court judge before being appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.