According to the Texas Secretary of State, our good friend, colleague, office-mate and frequent co-counsel Diane Henson has won her election to the Third Court of Appeals. We look forward to blogging about her opinions, which will invariably be well-written, thorough and absolutely devoid of typos. While we selfishly hate to lose her, we can say without question that her election is good for Texas.
Also, if the judicial results reported by the Austin American Statesman are accurate, Diane is the only democrat in the entire state to win a judicial race in the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, or in any of the Texas Courts of Appeals. In other words, she won because she spent countless hours on the campaign trail convincing people who would otherwise not vote for a democrat to vote for her. It’s amazing what intelligence, common sense and a willingness to work absurdly hard can accomplish.