The Big Conversation:
Gov. Rick Perry has left his latest mark on a court that already heavily bears his imprint.
Perry on Monday appointed his chief of staff, Jeff Boyd, to fill a vacancy on the Texas Supreme Court left by Dale Wainwright, who resigned in September.
Boyd, who will join the court on Dec. 3, has previously served as the state's deputy attorney general and general counsel to the governor and has worked in the private sector at Thompson & Knight.
"Jeff is a highly-respected attorney who has consistently excelled throughout his years of private practice, his terms of ...