Which responsibility of a Court of Criminal Appeals judge is your highest priority and how do you intend to accomplish it?

Michelle Slaughter

Judge, Place 8


Preserving and protecting an individual’s constitutional rights must be the highest priority in the CCA.  As a constitutional conservative judge, my opinions will inform the public of the constitutional issues at hand and my decisions will strictly adhere to the U.S. and Texas Constitutions.  Transparency is another priority. Therefore, even if I am in the minority on a decision, I will not be afraid to issue critical dissenting opinions that call attention to constitutional violations.