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|Court of Criminal Appeals Justice - Place 8|
The Court of Criminal Appeals is Texas' highest court for criminal cases. The Court consists of a Presiding Judge and eight Judges. It's co-equal in civil areas is the Texas Supreme Court. Only are there CCA's in Texas and Oklahoma - the rest of the US are Supreme Courts, which hear both Crinimal and Civil cases.
This court hears appeals on criminal cases excluding those involving juvenile proceedings. Cases in which the death penalty was imposed are directly and automatically appealed to this court, bypassing the intermediate Courts of Appeals, which hear both civil and criminal cases.
They are elected by the voters of the entire state, and they hold their offices for terms of six years.