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What is an “associate justice” on a Texas appellate court?

All of the justices of a Texas appellate court (Texas Supreme Court or Texas court of appeals) other than the chief justice used to be known as “associate justices.” However, the Texas constitution was amended to remove the word “associate” from the naming conventions. So, currently, a current judge on an appellate court who is not a “chief justice” of the court is a “justice” rather than an “associate justice.” See Texas Constitution article 5 section 2 and 6.

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