Contact: Dr. John Coppedge
Phone: (903) 663-1533
CONSERVATIVE GROUP ENDORSES TIJERINA
FOR 13th COURT OF APPEALS
Jaime Tijerina Receives Nod in Republican Primary May 29th
In a statement released today Dr. John Coppedge said: “It is an easy call to endorse Colonel Tijerina in this important Republican Primary race. He is clearly well qualified and his ongoing record of public service speaks volumes about his commitment to fairness. He has stated that the reason he is running is because, in his view, this court often does not follow well established law in rendering its opinions. Even though he cannot actively campaign for the Primary (he is currently on active duty, serving a US Army reserve commitment in Afganistan) the voters in South Texas are encouraged to nominate him for this seat”.
“His opponent is becoming somewhat of a perennial candidate, this being his third attempt to be elected to this court. He was sanctioned and fined for filing a frivolous lawsuit and has other political baggage that would make it hard for him to win a general election contest”, Coppedge added.
The 13th Court of Appeals is one of fourteen intermediate appellate courts in Texas and serves the following counties: Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, Cameron, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Jackson, Kenedy, Kleberg, Lavaca, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Wharton and Willacy.
It has been one of the most frequently reversed of the appellate courts, both by the Texas Supreme Court in civil cases and the Court of Criminal Appeals in criminal cases.
The Texas Bipartisan Justice Committee was formed in the late 1980s to evaluate, endorse and support judges and candidates for civil courts who believe in the concept of judicial restraint. In addition we support judges and judicial candidates for criminal courts who recognize and protect not only the rights of criminal defendants but of the victims of crime as well. We have, over the years supported over 100 candidates for various courts, including for the Texas Supreme Court, The Court of Criminal Appeals, most of the 14 Courts of Appeal in Texas, District Courts and County Courts at Law.