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How to Evaluate Family Court Judges

Updated: Dec 5, 2021

Circuit Court Judges and County Prosecutors are the most powerful and least accountable public officials in Texas. Both of these offices come with absolute immunity, a legal doctrine that protects them even when they commit illegal acts in office. Judges and prosecutors deserve especially high vetting standards.


Evaluating Family Court Judges

  1. Has the Texas Judicial Conduct Commission received complaints about you? What were the complaints and the results of the enquiry?

  2. Do you believe that children deserve to be raised by two fit parents, a mother and a father, even after divorce?

  3. Why do you think fathers get less time with their children over 90% of the time in Texas family courts? Is that good for kids? What can you do about it?

  4. Are parental rights protected by the US and Texas Constitutions? If so, what constitutional provisions give protections?

  5. Are parental rights protected by statutes? If so, what statutes?

  6. What Texas and US Supreme Court decisions protect parental rights?

  7. Texas Family Code 153.002 says, "The best interest of the child shall always be the primary consideration of the court in determining the issues of conservatorship and possession of and access to the child." In your judicial philosophy, who determines the best interests of the child? Why?


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