From Texas Public Radio:
Some state leaders in the new year are saying, “Out with the old and in with the new” – at least as far as Texas’ judicial bench is concerned.
On Tuesday, at a special swearing-in hearing, state leaders sent newly appointed U.S. 5th Circuit Judge Don Willett on his way and swore in his successor.
Willett was honored by friends including Gov. Greg Abbott and Sen. John Cornyn, whose political careers, like Willett’s, included time on the Texas Supreme Court.