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The most important quality of a judge is integrity. Integrity means obeying the rule of law which echoes out to respect for (i) separation of powers, (ii) substantive and procedural due process and (iii) equal application of the law: cornerstones of democracy and correct judicial outcomes. Another way to say it is: "Every good judge has to check his politics at the door and be focused on universally correct outcomes in every instance based on the rule of law." The next important quality of a judge is humility. Humility opens the mind's eye to truth - arrogance is blind. The third important quality of a judge is diligence. Diligence gets the work done both efficiently and effectively. With integrity, humility and diligence a good judge appreciates the law is here to serve humankind and not the other way around. The law is intended to justly bring the greatest good to the greatest number while protecting the individual from the tyranny of the majority. These things I believe. As a judge, I live by these beliefs.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY BEFORE TAKING THE BENCH IN 2019
JUDGE SCOT “DOLLI” DOLLINGER
189th CIVIL DISTRICT COURT
Scot is admitted to practice law in all Texas state courts, all four U.S. District Courts in Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Scot has argued appellate cases in the 1st and 14th Court of Appeals and the Fifth Circuit. He has filed Petitions for Review with the Supreme Court of Texas and Petitions for Certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States. He has tried over 35 jury trials and worked on over 10 appeals. As a judge, he has tried over 24 jury trials.
QUALITIES OF A GOOD JUDGE
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189TH CIVIL DISTRICT COURT, HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS
(ON EVERY BALLOT IN HARRIS COUNTY)