Monday, August 25, 2008

Questioning impartiality of (particular) judges

Via Texas Lawyer - Two high-profile cases where defendants dispute the impartiality of the judge:

Recusal, round two: A convicted capital murderer gets another chance to disqualify the judge who presided over his trial. Senior reporter Mary Alice Robbins finds out why. ...

Death row inmate seeks depos: Charles Dean Hood has filed a petition in Collin County seeking to take the depositions of the judge and prosecutor for his 1990 trial, who he alleges were having an affair at the time. Senior reporter Mary Alice Robbins gets the documents.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like Bexar Couny's 175th district court judge Mary Roman with a capital murder case where she refused a translator for a russian born defendant. Add her to the list!

Anonymous said...

There is another Judge who should be added to the list, Judge Susan Brown of the 185th District Court, Harris Co.

She is partial to only the DA and this is the office where he husband works. She does not allow information into a case that would help the defendant and she should be removed from the bench.

What is the reason when a person gets elected to a Judgeship, they become untouchable and consider themselves rulers of the universe? Maybe some of the rulers will get removed from their thrones in the next election.

From a fellow Harris Co. Resident who is fed up with the judicial system that does not exist here!

Anonymous said...

Well, I can tell you that as I covered a story in Collin County with Judge Cynthia Wheeless, add her to the list. I have never seen such injustice or personal vendettas in a court room. I do believe that cases like this will bring potential jurors to the proverbial light of injustice in the 'jUST-US" system so when they are asked to judge....judge the facts and only the facts....not personal feelings, suspicions, judge/attorney relationships and faulty evidence. I hope these cases yield high coverage and noticeable awareness.

Anonymous said...

I second that comment on Judge Cynthia Wheeles; she is a judge that should be under the scope of a watchdog group that can make a difference; look out for backdated files, rubber stamped decisions, and biased decisions that are against public policy and unlawful, prejudicial and in HER interest, not childrens' interests

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Anonymous said...

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