“Ruling puts 2 candidates back on ballot”

The Dallas Morning News offers this report, which begins: “The Texas Supreme Court converted a one-horse contest for the state’s highest criminal court into a three-way derby Friday, restoring two candidates to the ballot. The Supreme Court ruled that two candidates who had been disqualified from the race for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals should have received a chance to correct technical flaws in their ballot applications for the March 7 Republican primary. The third candidate, state Rep. Terry Keel, said the court overstepped the law in its 5-3 vote allowing ballot access for Dallas state District Judge Robert Francis and incumbent Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Charles Holcomb. ‘What the majority essentially does is say that the election code has no meaning,” he said. “It’s not in dispute that both parties violated the election code.'”

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