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What are the names of the two highest courts in Texas?

Texas has two supreme courts, although only one carries the name. The Texas Supreme Court is the state court of last resort for civil cases only. It has no criminal jurisdiction. The state "supreme court" for criminal cases is the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Keeping this in consideration, how many courts are there in Texas?

The appellate courts of the Texas Judicial System are: the (1) Supreme Court, the highest state appellate court for civil and juvenile cases; (2) Court of Criminal Appeals, the highest state appellate court for criminal cases; and (3) 14 courts of appeals, the intermediate appellate courts for civil and criminal

What is the court system in Texas?

The Texas court system consists of a Supreme Court, which is the highest state appellate court for civil matters; a Court of Criminal Appeals, which is the highest state appellate court for criminal matters; 14 Courts of Appeals, which have intermediate appellate jurisdiction in both civil and criminal cases; and four

How many intermediate courts of appeal are there in Texas?

The 14 courts of appeals have intermediate appellate jurisdiction in both civil and criminal cases appealed from district or county courts. Each court of appeals has jurisdiction in a specific geographical region of the state. Each court is presided over by a chief justice and has at least two other justices.
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