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What are the formal qualifications of being a governor?

What are the formal qualifications of being a governor?


School: University of Texas at San Antonio
Department: Music
Course: Texas Politics and Society
Professor: Henry esparza
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: Politics
Cost: 50
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What are the formal qualifications of being a governor?

Chapter 4: The Executive department and the of the governor of Texas

a) Attorney General – (Ken Paxton) top attorney, advises governor and constitution b) Agriculture Commissioner – (Sid Miller) markets the agriculture industry, weights  and measures – all scales have to be calibrated

c) Lieutenant governor – (Dan Patrick) head of senate, breaks ties, part of the  budget board

d) General Land Office – (George P. Bush) responsible for managing lands and  mineral rights properties owned by the state

e) Secretary of State – (Carlos Cascos) Appointed by the governor, manages  elections

f) Railroad Commission – (Christi Craddick) Oil and Gas

g) Comptroller of Public Accounts – (Glenn Hegar) collects substantially all tax  revenue owed to the State of Texas

What is the court system on texas/ law and due process?

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1. Formal qualifications of being a governor

∙ 30 years old

∙ U.S Citizen

∙ Resident of Texas for the prion 5 years

∙ Don’t have to be a registered voter


∙ Party v. Ideology, gender, race, religion, profession, income level,  Incumbency, education

2. The 1972 amendment increased it the term limit to four years

3. Every four years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November and does  not coincide with the presidential elections. Not to interfere with the presidential election

4. Most people who have served as governors have been white, wealthy, well-educated,  Protestant males

What is the 1972 amendment?

5. 150,000 annual salary

∙ Governor’s mansion, state limousine We also discuss several other topics like biology 152

∙ Use state owned aircraft, personal staff

6. The ability of a governor to veto part of an appropriations bill without vetoing the  whole bill.

7. They usually veto a bill at the end of each session and it not be overturne because  the legislature has already dismissed

8. A governor can be removed from office by impeachment. Lt. Governor is next in the  succession plan followed by the Senate Pro Tempore

10. Senatorial Courtesy – Senator from the appointee’s district must approve of the  appointment

11. Rick Perry. Fletcher Stockdale

Chapter 5: The Court System on Texas/ Law and Due Process

1. Stare decisis

2. Supreme court justices are appointed by the governor, 1 chief justice and 8  justices

a. Qualifications

i. be a citizen of the United States; Don't forget about the age old question of What is the difference between functional and constructive play?

ii. hold state residency;

iii. be licensed to practice law in Texas;

iv. be older than 35 and younger than 74; and

v. have practiced law or been a judge for 10 years.

b. Court of Criminal Appeals – 1 presiding judge and 8 judges

i. A qualified candidate must be between 35 and 74 years of age, a  United States citizen and a citizen of Texas. Judicial candidates  

must also be licensed to practice law in the state and have  

practiced law for at least ten year

c. Supreme Court – highest court for civil cases

d. Court of Criminal Appeals – highest court for criminal cases

3. Court of Criminal Appeals.

7. Perception of “Justice for Sale” We also discuss several other topics like ” [What is Douglass’ relationship to America?

8. Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

11. Cases between Individuals go to the supreme court

Law at Due Process

1. Court of Criminal Appeals

2. Examples of misdemeanors may include: petty theft, prostitution, public  intoxication, simple assault, disorderly conduct, trespass, vandalism, reckless  driving, discharging a firearm within city limits, possession of cannabis.  

a. Tort cases - In common law jurisdictions, where there is a civil wrong. Tort  law deals with situations where a person's behavior has unfairly caused  someone else to suffer loss or harm.

4. Civil law deals with who was responsible. Criminal law deals with who is guilty 5. In criminal cases, the burden of proving the defendant's guilt is on the  prosecution, and they must establish that fact beyond a reasonable doubt. In civil If you want to learn more check out What are nucleosomes?

cases, the plaintiff has the burden of proving his case by a preponderance of the  evidence.

7. The original jurisdiction of a court is the power to hear a case for the first time and appellate jurisdiction is when a higher court has the power to review a  lower court's decision.

8. JPs and Municipal courts

Municipal Courts – violation of city ordinances, traffic violations Magistrate functions – Preliminary hearings for persons charged with a  serious criminal offense

Jurisdiction is small claims limited to a maximum of $15,000

JPs can perform marriages but Municipal can’t

County courts – 2 types constitutional county courts and county courts-at-law District courts – Hear major criminal and civil cases, murder, armed robbery,  and car theft

9. When an appeals court “affirms” a lower court's verdict, it is agreeing with the  lower court.

10.Drugs, prostitution, gambling…

12. Tort reform - is the political term for the controversial issue of reducing tort  litigation, awards, damages and/or compensation

13. Punitive damages - damages exceeding simple compensation and awarded  to punish the defendant. The can be added up to 3 times the original

14. Ashley’s Law – Florida law – raise the punishment for sexual predators. For  children 14 or below the added potential life in prison or life without parole, for  children 5 or less it was the death penalty. The law never passed because they  thought the punishment was too extreme.

15. Face of crime – More minorities in prisons.  We also discuss several other topics like ksuvis

16. More people are getting educated


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