Jimmy Blacklock Joins Texas Supreme Court as Latest Justice Mentored by Gov. Greg Abbott

AUSTIN -- In a changing of the conservative guard, Gov. Greg Abbott's longtime associate James D. "Jimmy" Blacklock on Tuesday filled a vacancy on the Texas Supreme Court.In a joint swearing-in ceremony, Abbott administered the oath to Blacklock while the 12-year justice he is replacing, Don Willett, formally ascended to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht swore in Willett, who was President Donald Trump's appointee.  Continue reading...

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