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Resource ID: #12706
Subject: Courts
Source: Dallas Observer



The Dallas Observer finds that the justice of the peace courts in Texas are prolific, archaic and rarely examined. These courts hardly, if ever, get any notice in the media because they handle small matters where citizens generally appear without lawyers. For that reason, the actions of these judges go largely unchecked, and even if complaints are filed against the judges with the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct, the commission's review process is lengthy and usually toothless. (May 25, June 1, 8 & Dec. 29, 1995)

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