Tribpedia: Court Of Criminal Appeals

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is the state's highest criminal court. It hears all appeals of death penalty cases as well as criminal cases decided at the 14 mid-level appellate courts in the state.

The court has eight justices and one presiding justice who are elected to six-year terms.


Republican candidates for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals faced off in the May 24 runoff. Place 2: Mary Lou Keel and Ray Wheless; Place 5: Scott Walker and Brent Webster.

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