University of Denver

Texas: Open beaches an issue in Texas Supreme Court race

Former Senior Director

An unpopular decision became an issue in a supreme court race. The high court weakened the Open Beaches Act in a 5-3 decision in April, and the challenger to incumbent Justice Nathan Hecht criticized him for siding with the majority. The only other member of the majority who is running for reelection is unopposed. A third justice on the November ballot dissented.