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Monday, January 28, 2008

Womack: No 5pm Closing Rule at CCA

The Statesman has an article on the race for Place 4 on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The incumbent, Paul Womack, is being challenged in the Republican primary by Robert Francis.

The article contains a quote from Womack on the Sharon Keller fiasco, which was when Keller claimed the court closed at 5pm and refused to accept an appeal by a man set for execution at 6pm on Sept 25.

"The court should've received that petition as long as he was alive and able to bring it," Womack said. "Nobody's ever told me about 5 o'clock deadlines."

Keller's 5pm closing rule apparently only existed in her own mind.

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