Gov. Abbott will soon make his third appointment in five years to the Texas Supreme Court. Some want him to make diversity a priority. Six of the current eight justices are white, non-Hispanic men. There’s another, more subtle form of diversity that has also, for too long, been overlooked in appointing justices: geographic diversity.
During the Summer of 1998, Dallas endured 56 days of 100-degree weather. That same summer Chris Kratovil entered Big Law at Hughes & Luce. The memory of that summer was the beginning of the Tyranny of the Tie and Kratovil, who now manages a law firm office, is glad not to go back.