Monday, August 17, 2009

The legal community is watching

Well, this sure promises to be a barn-burner of a case.

Merits on both sides.

It will be interesting to follow. Good luck David on presiding over this.

Embattled Judge faces own trial

For almost two years, critics have called for the resignation of Sharon Keller, one of Texas' highest-ranking judges, over charges of unethical conduct after she refused to accept a last-minute appeal from a death row inmate.

Starting today, a rare hearing will begin in San Antonio that could help settle the matter.

Keller — the presiding judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the criminal equivalent to the State Supreme Court — will sit before state District Judge David Berchelmann Jr. at the Bexar County Courthouse as special prosecutors for the State Commission on Judicial Conduct present evidence against her.

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