Friday, October 19, 2007

130 more lawyers, judges, ordinary citizens file another complaint against Sharon Keller

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that a third complaint has been filed against Sharon Keller. The first complaint was filed by twenty lawyers. A second complaint was filed by State Representative Lon Burnam. The Harris County Lawyers Association has now filed a third complaint. And another complaint by members of the general public that is being organized by Texas Moratorium Network will be filed against Keller on October 30.

Any members of the public can sign on to the complaint by clicking here. So far, more than 700 people have signed on to the general public members complaint.

From the Chronicle:

Joining a swelling tide of criticism, 130 attorneys from Harris County have filed a judicial conduct complaint condemning the actions of Judge Sharon Keller, who presides over the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

The latest complaint against Keller, filed late Wednesday by the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, also was signed by state District Judge Susan Criss of Galveston, retired state District Judge Jay W. Burnett and six regular citizens.
The Harris County defense bar is calling for all other state bar agencies to complain about Keller as well.

"Every bar group should be incensed at this conduct and this callousness," said Patrick McCann, president of the Harris County group. "This judge knew what the effect of shutting that door was."

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