Term Ends: 2022
In December, the Texas Criminal Court of Appeals — an all-GOP panel — ruled 8-1 that Paxton can no longer unilaterally prosecute purported cases of voter fraud.
Paxton previously said in a tweet that because of the decision, "Soros-funded district attorneys will have sole power to decide whether election fraud has occurred in Texas. This ruling could be devastating for future elections in Texas."
IN THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TEXAS
THE STATE OF TEXAS v. ZENA COLLINS STEPHENS, Appellee
MCCLURE, J., delivered the opinion of the Court in which KELLER, P.J.,
and HERVEY, RICHARDSON, NEWELL, KEEL, WALKER, and SLAUGHTER JJ.,
joined. YEARY, J., filed a dissenting opinion.