Posts Categorized: Judge Sharon Keller

Grievance Filed Against Sharon Keller with State Bar of Texas

From the San Antonio Express-News: A civil rights group is asking the state to revoke the law license of a judge who has been a lightning rod in debates over the death penalty.The Austin-based Texas Civil Rights Project filed a grievance Wednesday with the State Bar of Texas against Justice Sharon Keller, the presiding judge of the Court…read more

Sharon Keller's Court of Criminal Appeals Says Hearing on Death Penalty Constitutionality Must End

From the Austin American-Statesman: A Houston defendant cannot challenge the state’s death penalty laws as unconstitutional before his capital murder trial begins, the state’s highest court ruled today. John Edward Green Jr., charged with robbing and killing a Houston woman in 2008, had challenged the Texas death penalty law because “its application has created a…read more

Disgraced Sharon Keller to Run for Re-election; Gloats that She "Won" Despite Fact That Case Thrown Out on Technicality

Sharon Keller says she plans to run for re-election in 2012. From the Dallas Morning News Editorial Board:  “the technical victory doesn’t erase the commission’s written conclusion that Keller had cast “public discredit on the judiciary.” From Texas Lawyer: Breaking her silence after three years, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge Sharon Keller says…read more

Charging Documents Filed with Review Panel in Sharon Keller's Appeal

The Austin American Statesman reports on the latest news in the ongoing saga of Judge Sharon Keller, who is appealing her sanction of a “Public Warning” for judicial misconduct for her actions on the day of the execution of Michael Richard, when she said “we close at 5”.  You can read the latest charging documents…read more

No ruling yet on Keller appeal

Austin American-Statesman’s Chuck Lindell is reporting that The Texas Supreme Court, which announces its decisions every Friday, did not rule this morning on Judge Sharon Keller’s request to have her ethics rebuke thrown out. The Supreme Court also did not rule on Keller’s request for an emergency stay extending Monday’s deadline to file a more…read more

Austin Chronicle: Prosecuting Judge Sharon Keller

“Prosecuting Judge Sharon Keller” is the title Jordan Smith’s article for the Austin Chronicle. Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Sharon Keller says the fact that she is still having to defend herself against the false allegation that she closed the court to a death row inmate on the day of his execution is an example…read more