Wainwright to Resign From Texas Supreme Court

Texas Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright is resigning at the end of the month to join an Austin law firm, the court announced Wednesday.

Wainwright joined the court in January 2003 and ranks third in seniority among the nine justices.

Gov. Rick Perry will appoint a replacement who'll be on the ballot in 2014; it's apparently too close to the November election to name a replacement in time to get on this year's ballot.

Here’s the official announcement form the court:

Texas Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright announced his resignation from the Court Wednesday, effective September 30 ...

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