Perry: Hecht Will Replace Jefferson as Chief Justice

Updated, Sept. 10, 2:20 p.m.:

Nathan Hecht, the longest-serving justice on the Texas Supreme Court, is Gov. Rick Perry's pick to be chief justice, replacing Wallace Jefferson, who said last week that he will resign from the court at the end of the month. 

Hecht will serve until next year's election, and said Tuesday that he intends to run for a full term as chief justice at that time. He has been on the high court since 1988 and has won re-election four times. He served as a district judge and then a Dallas appelate ...

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