Questions Of Qualifications, Ethics in Texas Court Race

A race for the Texas Supreme Court has an eight-year incumbent with the backing of the Republican establishment battling an anti-abortion activist and frequent political candidate known for his fight to keep the Ten Commandments displayed in his Houston courtroom.

Justice David Medina, who Gov. Rick Perry appointed in 2004, has widespread support among GOP elected officials. He said he had crossed the state introducing himself to voters. But in a little-watched down ballot runoff expected to generate low turnout, his efforts may not be enough to stop the grassroots campaign of his opponent, John Devine, a former district court ...

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