The Harris County Republican Party would like to congratulate Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals for his 25 years of service on the bench. He is no stranger to us as he was the chairman of the HCRP from 1977-1978.
Judge Smith was appointed by President Ronald Reagan and confirmed by the Senate in 1987. He is one of the lead conservative voices on the most conservative Court of Appeals in the country while maintaining an independent mind according to the American Bar Association.
Judge Smith may best be known for his actions last April when he dared to challenge President Obama. Following comments by the President that it would be wrong for the courts to overturn