Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Brett Busby to the Supreme Court of Texas following last year’s retirement of former Justice Phil Johnson.
“It is a distinct honor to appoint Brett Busby to serve on the Supreme Court of Texas,” said Abbott. “Brett’s respect for the Constitution and his understanding that judges say what the law is, not what they would like it to be, will serve the people of Texas well as he ascends to our highest court. I am grateful to Brett for his dedication to the Lone Star State and his unwavering commitment to the rule of law.”
Busby previously served as Justice of the 14th Court of Appeals, which sees cases from Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Waller, and Washington counties. He lost the position during the Democrat electoral sweep in Harris County last November.
State Rep. Briscoe Cain (R–Deer Park) said of the nomination, “I am so thankful to Gov. Abbott for appointing my friend Brett Busby to the Texas Supreme Court. As a solid conservative, I know he will do an excellent job. I can’t think of a better pick.”
Busby’s nomination must now be confirmed by the Texas Senate. His term continues through December 31, 2020.