News

Report: Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice To Resign, Partly Due To Finances

View Comments
File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a judge’s gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Featured Items

77820352_8Hot Cheerleader - Funny Faces 2014

Small-WttJersey Ads Are Coming

Small-WttWatch: Are You Smarter Than A 6-10?

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8JJ Watt Gives Huge Welcome To Rookie, Zach Mettenberger

77820352_8Things Middle Class Americans Can't Afford Anymore

154061765 Report: Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice To Resign, Partly Due To Finances The 4 Most Haunted Sites In Houston

77820352_8Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson says he plans to resign effective Oct. 1.

The first black member of the Texas Supreme Court told The Texas Lawbook (http://bit.ly/THUVbB ) on Monday that finances partly led to his decision. Jefferson has one child in college in two more in high school.

Jefferson earns $170,000 annually including the latest raise approved by the Legislature.

Jefferson says he looking forward to some new challenges. The 50-year-old jurist didn’t elaborate.

Jefferson says he informed Gov. Rick Perry of his plans last week. Perry in 2001 named Jefferson to the high court and selected him as chief justice in 2004. Jefferson’s current term runs through 2014.

Messages left Tuesday with Perry’s office and officials with the Texas Supreme Court weren’t immediately returned.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,210 other followers