The latest shot has been fired in an ongoing battle between Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge Sharon Keller and the State Commission on Judicial Conduct examiner regarding events on the day Texas executed convicted murderer Michael Richard.

In a response filed June 4, Keller urges the judicial conduct commission to dismiss immediately all the charges against her. She argues the allegations are “based on a fiction” that she alleges David Dow, litigation director for the Texas Defender Service, which represented Richard, created to blame Keller for TDS’ failure to file documents to stop Richard’s execution.

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