Friday, August 31, 2012

Get to work Judge

Hunting a judicial scalp are we?

I am not sure why this is so but I also do not know why he went from issuing over 11,000 warrants last year to 23 warrants this year.

Commissioner asks if Justice of the Peace can be sacked
By Nolan Hicks - Express-News

During a budget workshop Thursday, County Commissioner Kevin Wolff inquired if Commissioners Court had the power to remove Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Keith Baker, complaining that Baker has failed to issue enough warrants this fiscal year and lost big money for the county.

From September 2011 through June 2012, the four other justices of the peace have each issued at least 7,000 warrants, while Baker has issued only 23, according to county records. During fiscal year 2010-11, he issued more than 11,000 warrants.

Calls to Baker were not returned Thursday. He also was not present at the county's public safety budget hearing, even though his office was scheduled to be a topic of discussion.

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