TEXAS SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY SIDES WITH COUNTY JUDGE IN LEGAL DISPUTE WITH DISTRICT JUDGE

GALVESTON COUNTY, TX – The Texas Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion Friday siding with Galveston County Judge Mark Henry in a long-running legal battle with 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox. The original lawsuit, filed by Judge Cox, challenged Judge Henry over a staffing and salary dispute, costing taxpayers over a million dollars in legal costs. The unanimous opinion states Cox “encroached on the county's legislative branch, the Commissioners Court, which was performing a constitutionally and statutorily authorized function.” In July 2015, a visiting district court judge granted a temporary injunction reinstating a county employee and overriding the salary set by commissioners cou