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Texas Justice Court Show

District courts have original jurisdiction over criminal cases, divorce cases, land title cases, election campaign cases, civil cases where the amount of money or damages is $200 or more, and any matter in which jurisdiction does not lie with another trial court. While most district courts hear both criminal and civil cases, courts in the most densely populated counties may specialize in civil, criminal, juvenile or family law cases. Texas Justice — which appears twice a day on Fox in New York — gives a good selection of the large number of American interpersonal disputes, which range from $5,000 or less. Just like in the courtrooms of legendary television judges – Wapner, Brown, Mathis, Judy, Jerry, the sick Mills Lane – Texas Justice hears complaints and apologies from crooks, babysitters, car dealerships, detained men, cat breeders, tenants and, most importantly, debtors. But Larry Joe`s tick is even more cheesy and stylized than its legal predecessors. And more importantly, his interpretation of human nature is much more liberal. The Texas Constitution provides for a district court in each of the state`s 254 counties, although none of these courts exercise judicial functions. In the most populous counties, the district judge may devote his full attention to the administration of the district government. If you spend your daylight hours off TV, you may not have heard of Texas Justice, the syndicated reality show where Texas elder Larry Joe Doherty hears minor cases and makes folkloric judgments. The Texas Constitution requires each county in the state to establish between one and eight justices of the peace, depending on the county`s population.

Depending on the population of the district, one or two justices of the peace should be established in each district. The district constitutional courts have jurisdiction in the first instance to hear all criminal cases concerning offences in classes A and B, which are the most serious minor offences. These courts generally have jurisdiction over cases contested by the justice of the peace and district courts, except in districts where regional courts have been established. In trial courts, witnesses are heard, witness statements are received, evidence is presented as evidence, and a verdict is rendered. The structure of trial courts in Texas has several different levels, with each level handling different types of cases, with some overlap. The civil jurisdiction of most district courts varies, but is generally higher than that of the justice of the peace and lower than that of the district courts. District courts generally have jurisdiction to appeal cases contested by the justice of the peace and district courts. In the most populous counties, the legislature has established specialized probate courts to deal exclusively with probate matters.

Statutory probate courts are located in 10 of the state`s 15 largest metropolitan areas and have original and exclusive jurisdiction over their county`s probate matters, guardianship cases, and mental health obligations. The jurisdiction of the special district courts varies considerably and is determined by the law establishing each court. The jurisdiction of statutory county courts may coincide with that of district and district courts. I love Texas Justice, but it has secrets. The first clue comes in the opening graphic: transparent-looking images, superimposed like wizard`s scarves. First a map of Texas, then the face of “Judge” President Doherty wearing a cowboy hat, then a Georgian courthouse perched on a Lone Star flag. Things fade and Doherty reappears, sheltered, on horseback, pointing the finger at the audience. Above rises a rapid series of images: a skyscraper, a Dallas city seal, Longhorn cattle, a foot in a stirrup, the scales of justice, and finally Larry Joe once again, behind a judge`s bench, hammering a hammer into the camera. BAM. Like all daily broadcasts, Texas Justice is based on rituals. Everyone stands up. The first line goes to the charming usher William, who is mostly paid for rolling his eyes at how rude people can be.

Move on to Larry Joe, who enters the room in a bathrobe and jeans. “Thank you, William. Please take a look. Then he turns to the plaintiff and congratulates him on the opening: “So, Jeremy, why are you taking your grandmother`s boyfriend to court today? At this point, Jeremy (or Shawn or Dave) gives a first line, which usually boils down to this: “Because he`s an asshole. Whereupon the accused, who can no longer remain silent, accuses: “This is an outright lie. And so it goes very briefly, Springer-style, until Larry Joe hits his hammer, William threatens to intervene, and then turns back to the complainant, who has suddenly calmed down to get a more mature account of events. These courts have primary and exclusive jurisdiction over violations of municipal ordinances and have concurrent jurisdiction within the city limits with the lower courts for Class C criminal cases, where the penalty is only a small fine if convicted. If the city`s fire safety, zoning and public health ordinances are violated, fines of up to $2,000 can be imposed if approved by the city`s board of directors. Fines of up to $4,000 can be imposed for dumping waste. District judges may issue search or arrest warrants. These courts do not have jurisdiction in most civil cases, but have limited civil jurisdiction in cases involving owners of dangerous dogs.

Justices of the peace have jurisdiction in the first instance over Class C offences, which are less serious minor offences. These courts also have jurisdiction over minor civil cases. A justice of the peace may issue search or arrest warrants and act as a coroner in counties where no coroner is appointed. These courts also have jurisdiction over small claims. Under its power to create other courts that may be necessary, the Texas Legislature has established municipal courts in each of the state`s incorporated cities. Large cities are served by several courts, the number depends on the population of the city and the needs of the public. While this freeform approach is entertaining and comforting, it has serious drawbacks. Larry Joe, like the false judge Portia, can often seem hypocritical. (If he`s so humble, why is he on TV?) And unlike other judges` shows, Texas Justice takes place in a courtroom with questionable certification.

In the end credits of the series, Doherty is identified as “Larry Joe Doherty, esq.” Obviously, he is a lawyer, not a judge. In addition, Larry Joe never calls the show`s contestants “litigants.” They do not take an official oath, and they do not even officially agree to “settle their differences here,” in the memorable words of the People`s Court. What is appropriate: after all, cases are not settled; Only their restless minds are. This universal litigator is an excellent target for the ideology of Larry Joe, a natural humanist. Forget the specificity of the law; Larry Joe views plaintiffs and defendants as amiable sinners, poor wretched people who deserve above all enlightened and benevolent attention. He is like Portia in The Merchant of Venice, who escapes the rigors of authentic justice by asking for mercy in a world of treaties and loans. For Larry Joe, as for Portia, the truth lies in small emotional narratives. And day after day, in units of very small cash prizes (into which differences are often divided), he distributes the simple truth that life doesn`t have to be a winner. And in the absence of consensus or peace, he praises the heckling of the room: “This is your day to talk about each other. I will give you your day in court. The District Courts are the trial courts of the general jurisdiction of Texas. The geographic area served by each court is determined by the legislature, but each district must be served by at least one district court.

In sparsely populated areas of the state, multiple counties may be served by a single district court, while an urban district may be served by many district courts. The disturbing opening sequence of Texas Justice is misleading. In terms of television, Texas Justice is not a judge`s show; It`s a psychic talk show. Larry Joe decides differences as Oprah used to do – with sympathy and the certainty that he will hear you.