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Judge's robe

By far he’s not the first judge to get on trouble on social media, but Judge Bill McLeod of Houston certainly pulled a number on himself by resigning from his bench by accident through a Facebook post.

When McLeod, judge of Harris County’s Civil Court-at-Law No. 4, wrote about his aspirations to run someday for the Texas Supreme Court, he apparently did not know the Texas Constitution states that judges who announce they’re running for another office effectively have resigned from their current position.

The very odd story, which unfolded on April Fools’ Day, caught the attention of media far and wide and now it’s making ripples in social media that are bubbling up in the real world.

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Angela Morris

Angela Morris is ALM Media's Texas litigation reporter. She covers lawsuits in all levels of Texas state and federal courts. Based in Austin, Morris earned journalism and government degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, and since then, has worked primarily as a reporter and writer, but also has skills in videography, photography and podcasts. Follow her on Twitter at @AMorrisReports.

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