Texas Judge Sharon Keller is facing the second day of a special trial before the state’s Commission on Judicial Conduct in a case that could mark the end of her career on the bench. The Court of Criminal Appeals judge is accused of ignoring a last-minute appeal that could have halted the execution of a death row inmate in 2007. Texas Lawyer senior reporter Mary Alice Robbins is reporting live from Keller’s trial in San Antonio.

University of Houston Law Center professor David Dow found that the witness stand had turned into the hot seat as he testified in the second day of Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge Sharon Keller’s hearing on charges that she committed misconduct on Sept. 25, 2007, the day the state executed Michael Richard.

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