October 09, 2008
Endorsement watch: More Supreme Court

I guess the Supreme Court was so complicated, the Chron had to do its endorsements in two parts, with the second installment today. I'm pleased to note that I called this one, too.

Linda Yanez, Texas Supreme Court, Place 8: Yanez is the Democratic challenger in this race. She has served 15 years as a justice on the 13th Court of Appeals. Active and well-respected in state and national legal circles, Yanez has an impressive grasp of the law and of the workings of the Supreme Court.
Noting that the high court justices ruled unanimously in almost all their decisions last term, Yanez promises to bring a fresh perspective to their proceedings.

"The challenge I will bring will be intellectual, not antagonistic," Yanez pledges.

Despite their expressed concerns about "this GOP-dominated body, often criticized for returning decisions that appear to follow ideology over the merits of individual cases", the Chron also endorsed incumbent Justice Dale Wainwright. Whatever. I thought their choice for this race might be influenced by their pick in the Presidential election, so if you think there's anything to that cockamamie notion, you can take this as a straw in the wind for the eventual McCain endorsement. Or not.

So that's one tyoe of office accounted for, and another twenty-five or so to go. I'll spare you the "at this rate..." reckoning for today. Suffice it to say they need to pick up the pace a bit.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 09, 2008 to Election 2008
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