Category Archives: Orwellian Threats to Rights

JUDGE WATCH: Legal Hotshots From Across the Country Want Keller Removed and Her Attorney’s Response Is Weak

Yesterday, Chip Babcock officially responded to the 24 legal ethicists from across the country — who got together earlier this month and sent their written “declaration” to the Texas Commission of Judicial Conduct, declaring that in their august opinion, Chief Justice Sharon Keller should be removed from her position on the Texas Court of Criminal…


Cop Watch: Nightmare as Innocent Woman Discovers She’s Named on Registered Sex Offender List

Stigma. According to Webster’s Dictionary, it’s “…[a]ny mark of infamy or disgrace; sign of moral blemish; stain or reproach caused by dishonorable conduct; reproachful characterization.” Right now, no one knows the meaning of being stigmatized better than Rachel Marquez, a Dallas single mother of two, 20 years old, working on her college degree. What happened…


DA Watch: Harris County DA Hires Lobbyist for Rest of Texas Legislative Session

Now, here’s something to ponder over … district attorneys (elected officials) hiring private, third-party lobbists to lobby for them with lawmakers (other elected officials). So, the lawmakers don’t just check with the DAs on the repercussions of changing the Penal Code as part of their job? Apparently NOT. Over in Houston, the District Attorney has…


20 Minutes and 2 Phone Calls May Be the Death Knell for Chief Justice Sharon Keller of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Say what you like, no one who gets a philosophy degree from Rice University can be anything but brilliant. Justice Sharon Keller got hers back in 1975 (and her law degree from SMU in 1978). So how could someone so smart do something so, so stupid? It’s All About Twenty Minutes – Just 20 Minutes…


Crime News: Judge Charlie Baird May Exonerate a Dead Man and Give Justice to Tim Cole

Tim Cole is dead. And you should know that Tim Cole died with integrity, consistently maintaining he was innocent of the crime for which he was accused. Now, it may be time that he finally receives justice. Tim Cole Took the Hard Road – He Went to Jail Rather Than Deny His Innocence Before we…


Jail Watch: The Public Needs to Understand How Parole Officials Can Trump Juries – The Injustice to Jimmie Lee Page

Jimmie Lee Page has served almost 20 years in jail after an Austin jury found him not guilty. (The Austin American Statesman is doing a great thing in educating the public, by its recent re-publication of a story it first reported back in 2007 – telling the story of Jimmie Lee Page. Read the full…


JUDGE WATCH: Galveston Judge Samuel Kent Still Set for Trial on Jan 26 But With Big New Charges

Okay – here’s an update to an October 2008 post, and once again, I cannot make this stuff up. It all began when the first federal district judge in our nation’s history got indicted last year for sex crimes. And, sure – of course, it had to be some judge in Texas. Geez. So, right…