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Kinney County Courthouse Kinney County Courthouse in Brackettville, Texas. Photo: Larry D. Moore/Wikimedia Commons

A dispute between rural Kinney County’s county attorney and misdemeanor judge is raging on in San Antonio’s Fourth Court of Appeals over the judge’s alleged use of a pay-to-plea system that forces defendants to prepay court costs and fines before they can plead guilty.

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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