Saturday, July 17, 2010

Judge Keller receives a public warning

Time to move on.

There was plenty of blame to pass around including the actions of the defendant's attorneys who couldn't seem to figure out how to get the papers filed and to whom they needed to speak.

Top criminal Judge warned but keeps job
by Peggy Fikac - Express-News

AUSTIN — Nearly three years after convicted murderer Michael Wayne Richard was executed, the State Commission on Judicial Conduct Friday issued a public warning to Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge Sharon Keller for her conduct as his lawyers scrambled to file a last-minute appeal.

Keller is “disappointed and shocked” and plans to appeal the sanction, which doesn't interfere with her ability to serve in her elected post, said her lawyer, Chip Babcock.

Those who'd complained of her actions said the punishment didn't go far enough.

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