At Texans for Cash Free Courts, we are proud Texans who think Texas is the best state in the United States. However, out of 39 states that at one time selected judges by partisan election, only six still do so today.
We are disappointed to be one of the six states that still tolerate money polluting our justice system, and we are discouraged by members of the Texas Legislature who defend a justice system where judges are asking for money from the very people who have cases before their courts.
Unfortunately, some of the big donors to judges are also big donors to the members of the Legislature. Sadly, if we follow the money, we believe we understand the game, and it's ordinary Texans who are the victims of this game.
When billion-dollar clients to the nine big donor law firms win 5.4 times more than regular Texans, how can we call the system a “justice system”?
We invite other proud Texans to join us in this effort of reform. Individually, it is difficult to be heard, but standing together, we can have a Texas Justice System we can all be proud of.
Texans For Cash Free Courts
The Effects of Money on the Supreme Court of Texas Rulings
by Salem Abraham, Larry Smith, and Colby Waters
published February 24, 2020