Monday, May 6, 2013
David Prichard, head of the bipartisan Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee, which screens nominees for federal judicial and U.S. attorney vacancies in Texas, discusses how politics affects the committee recommendations, what law practice areas his colleagues could view negatively and whether anyone ever will fill a long-vacant bench in San Antonio.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Judge Ken Anderson of the 277th District Court in Williamson County on April 19 turned himself in and then bonded out of the Williamson County jail after a court of inquiry issued two arrest warrants based on his alleged withholding of exculpatory evidence in the Michael Morton murder case.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Ken Anderson "consciously chose to impair the availability of the exculpatory evidence so that he could obtain the conviction of Mr. Morton for murder," wrote 213th District Judge Louis Sturns, who presided over the court of inquiry.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
David W. Pareya, the only justice of the peace in West, where a fertilizer plant exploded on the evening of April 17, faces the grim prospect of conducting a series of inquests.
Monday, April 8, 2013
A House committee will hear public testimony today on proposals that would make changes to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, which investigates allegations of judicial misconduct and disciplines judges.
Monday, March 25, 2013
A special court of review has found that 1st Court of Appeals Justice James Patrick "Jim" Sharp deserved the public reprimand issued to him on Aug. 30, 2012, by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for trying to "intimidate" Brazoria County employees into releasing an acquaintance's daughter from juvenile custody.