Saturday, October 27, 2007

Another Texas Lawyer Group Files Complaint Against Sharon Keller

The Austin American Statesman is reporting today that another group has filed a judicial complaint against Sharon Keller. In addition, so far 1055 people have signed on to a complaint to be filed on Nov 6 that is being organized by TMN. Any member of the general public who is outraged at Keller's behavior can sign on to the TMN complaint.


The state's largest organization of criminal defense lawyers filed an ethics complaint Friday against Sharon Keller, presiding judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

By denying an after-hours appeal for death row inmate Michael Richard last month, Keller destroyed public confidence in the legal system and discredited the Texas judiciary, according to the complaint by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

The letter of complaint to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, signed by President Craig Jett of Dallas on behalf of the organization's 2,800 members, was approved 53-2 by the group's board Thursday.

Similar complaints have been filed by the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, three legislators and the Austin-based Texas Civil Rights Project.

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