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Texas Legislature 2021

The Texas Senate has approved a new statewide appeals court. Critics contend it's another attempt to limit Democrats' power.

The proposed court would handle some of the state's most high-profile appeals, which are typically handled by the mostly Democrat 3rd Court of Appeals based in Austin.

The Texas Supreme Court on Jan. 15, 2020.

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