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Steve Miears for the texas Court of Criminal Appeals
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QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED:


Steve is BOARD CERTIFIED IN

CRIMINAL LAW 

AND

CRIMINAL APPELLATE LAW

BY THE TEXAS STATE BAR.


Steve's JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY


  • All trials, appeals, and laws are subject to review for Constitutional Due Process.

 

  • All persons, institutions, and entities are accountable to laws that are: publicly promulgated, equally enforced, independently adjudicated. 


EXPERIENCE: A CANDIDATE FOR THE STATE'S HIGHEST CRIMINAL COURT SHOULD BE EXPERIENCED IN HANDLING TRIALS AND APPEALS IN CRIMINAL CASES, WRITS OF HABEAS CORPUS, AND CAPITAL MURDER CASES

STEVE MIEARS HAS 36 YEARS OF TRIAL AND APPELLATE WORK EXPERIENCE 

To see a listing of cases I've handled on appeal in Texas Go to   http://www.search.txcourts.gov/CaseSearch.aspx?coa=coa06&s=c  

Click on the box "Case Search." 

Mark  only "All Courts" to search all courts in Texas.

Put in my Bar number for the search field: 14025600

TO WATCH A VIDEO OF ORAL ARGUMENT STEVE RECENTLY DID BEFORE THE TEXAS COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS GO TO:

 http://www.texasbarcle.com/CLE/CCAPlayer5.asp?sCaseNo=pd-1269-16&bLive=&k=&T= 


QUALIFIED

BOARD CERTIFIED IN CRIMINAL LAW

BOARD CERTIFIED IN CRIMINAL APPELLATE LAW

VOTED TEXAS MONTHLY "SUPER LAWYER" 

FIVE YEARS IN A ROW

MEMBER OF THE COLLEGE OF THE STATE BAR OF TEXAS

 A great responsibility of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is to review cases where the death penalty has been imposed. I will make this my highest priority to get it right the first time, every time. I have handled many capital murder cases -- both as the lead trial lawyer and on appeal. I know this area of the law and how it is evolving.

 Last year the Court handled over 3,500 petitions for writs of habeas corpus. The Judge elected to this bench should have experience in handling writs of habeas corpus at the Court of Criminal Appeals. I have handled many such cases. 

THE DEATH PENALTY, ABORTION, GUN RIGHTS: WHERE I STAND --

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"IT MAY OR MAY NOT BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL DEPENDING UPON WHAT THE U.S. SUPREME COURT DECIDES IN EACH INSTANCE, BUT WITH LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE AVAILABLE IN TEXAS IT IS DAMN SURE UNECONOMICAL ! THE MONEY SPENT TO IMPLEMENT A DEATH SENTENCE COULD HELP SO MANY AT-RISK CHILDREN, BUY FIRE ENGINES, HIRE MORE POLICE OFFICERS, AND FUND DRUG, VETERAN, AND MENTAL HEALTH COURTS."

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ROE V. WADE IS THE LAW.

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LEGISLATURES HAVE A DUTY TO REASONABLY REGULATE WHO OWNS A FIREARM, WHERE THEY CAN BE CARRIED, AND WHAT TYPES OF WEAPONS CAUSE MORE HARM THAN GOOD. District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008).

what I PROMISE: TERM LIMITS, DUE PROCESS, NO MONEY ACCEPTED.

TERM LIMITS FOR JUDGES

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JUDGES ELECTED TO THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS SHOULD SERVE NO MORE THAN TWO ELECTED TERMS:

THIS I PROMISE. THE TERM OF A JUDGE ON THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS IS SIX YEARS. TWO TERMS IS ENOUGH FOR ANY ONE JUDGE TO SERVE ON THE COURT. 

DUE PROCESS

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DUE PROCESS AND EQUAL PROTECTION GUARANTEE EVERY CITIZEN ALL OF LIBERTIES FOUND IN THE CONSTITUTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AND TEXAS: INCLUDING THE RIGHTS TO VOTE, PRIVACY, MARRY, DIVORCE, SPEAK, WRITE, WORK AND WORSHIP WITHOUT UNLAWFUL GOVERNMENTAL INTERFERENCE. 

  

THIS I PROMISE

NO POLITICAL DONATIONS ACCEPTED FROM ANY SOURCE

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MONEY SHOULD NOT PLAY A ROLE IN HOW A JUDGE DECIDES A CASE. I ACCEPT NO POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS. PERSONALLY, I BELIEVE IT TO BE WRONG FOR JUDICIAL CANDIDATES TO BAND TOGETHER AS GROUPS IN AN EFFORT TO INFLUENCE AN ELECTION.   JUDICIAL ETHICS OPINION 213 PROSCRIBED SUCH CONDUCT. SEE:   https://www.txcourts.gov/media/678096/JudicialEthicsOpinions.pdf  RECENT LEGISLATION CHANGED THIS, BUT, IN MY VIEW, IT IS STILL WRONG. MONEY GOING TO EACH CANDIDATE SHOULD BE DISCLOSED!

SEND NO MONEY! JUST VOTE!

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MONEY SHOULD NOT BUY A JUDGE!

There are few reasons to give money to any judicial candidate running a state-wide race in Texas for the Court of Criminal Appeals. The amount of money needed to make a state-wide impact in this race would be huge. Contributions to judicial candidates from law firms, corporations, PACS, special interests and individuals are often motivated by a desire to influence the judge's position on cases that may come before the court.  The amounts that may be "given" to a judicial candidate in Texas are insane.  I encourage donations to the Texas Democratic Party!

 OUR COURTS SHOULD NOT BE FOR SALE !


STEVE'SHOBBIES AND AVOCATIONS


My hobbies are photography, oil painting, scuba, keyboards and golf. 

Member of White's Chapel United Methodist Church

My Support Staff

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Here she is--my support staff. My wife, Sheryl  Miears, runs marathons and represents children in Court. She's a better person and lawyer than I'll ever be. 



 My desire to be on the Court gives me an opportunity to give back to others the blessings I've been shown throughout my life.