All the Democratic candidates accuse the Supreme Court of suffering from a variety of problems, including a pro-business bias and ethical concerns. While the court was seen as plaintiff-friendly and left-leaning in the 1980s, the Democratic candidates say it is now on the far right. A study last year by a University of Texas law school professor found that defendants won 87 percent of injury and damage cases before the Supreme Court in 2004 and 2005.
The Associated Press
Criticism of Texas Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Motivates Judicial Candidates