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Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman resigns

Her resignation is effective Friday, she told Gov. Greg Abbott in a letter.

THE TEXAS TRIBUNE – Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman is resigning from her post effective Friday.

She informed Gov. Greg Abbott of the decision in a letter sent Monday. The news was first reported by the Houston Chronicle.

“With utmost gratitude for the opportunity and gift of public service, I write to inform you that I am resigning from my office,” Guzman wrote. “It has been the honor of a lifetime to answer this high calling.

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Guzman, a Republican, was appointed to the court in 2009 by then-Gov. Rick Perry. She ran for a full six-year term the next year before winning reelection in 2016. Her second term would have ended Dec. 31, 2022.

This story originally appeared in The Texas Tribune.

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