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Despite ties to defendants, Texas Supreme Court justice didn’t recuse himself from sex abuse case

Two decades ago, John Devine worked with the law firm of Paul Pressler and Jared Woodfill, later defendants in a Southern Baptist abuse case.

Texas Supreme Court Justice John Devine listens to Douglas Alexander make oral arguments in the cases Abbott v. City of San Antonio, Abbott v. Jenkins, and Abbott v. Harris County, Feb. 22. 2023 in Austin. The cases were consolidated for oral arguments, as they all concern whether an executive order barring local mask mandates falls within the scope of authority granted to the Governor under the Texas Disaster Act.

This July 2003 court filing is one of many that list John Devine as an attorney with the Woodfill & Pressler law firm.

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In this February 2004 court filing, John Devine listed himself as with Woodfill & Pressler LLP.

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