Posts Categorized: San Antonio Express-News

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

San Antonio Express-News: "Remove Sharon Keller from appeals court post"

San Antonio Express-News is the first paper to publish an opinion about case of Judge Sharon Keller after the special master and republican Judge David Berchelmann, Jr issued his findings. The key finding in State District Judge David Berchelmann’s report on Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Sharon Keller is that she “did not violate…read more

March to Abolish the Death Penalty in the News

“Protesters voice concerns about death penalty,” is Bobby Longoria’s article in today’s The Daily Texan. Hundreds of signs adorned with crossed out nooses and photos of executed men were held by protestors on the steps of the state Capitol on Saturday as they called for the exoneration of executed Texas man Cameron Todd Willingham. Anti-death…read more

San Antonio Express-News: Keller is unsuited for top court job

The San Antonio Express-News, a newspaper that ran long articles covering each day of the trial of Judge Sharon Keller that took place in that city, says in an editorial today titled “Keller is unsuited for top court job” that “one step toward restoring confidence in the system is to hold Keller accountable for the…read more

Weekend Editorials on Sharon Keller

The Austin American-Statesman‘s editorial says that Sharon Keller should not resign and should stand trial, because “at trial, the sordid events of Sept. 25 would be aired before Texas and the world. Keller’s cold-blooded and process-centered approach to justice would be on vivid display. A trial would expose Keller’s heartless missteps to a fascinated world.”…read more

Death penalty system fatally flawed

Thats the title of Sam Milsap’s column in the San Antonio Express-News. According to a report released last week by the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty — Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2008: The Year in Review — this year Texas juries condemned the fewest number of people to death in more than…read more

Express News: Inmate's supporters appeal to governor

San Antonio Express-News has published an article about our rally at the Alamo in support of Jeff Wood. Also most of the local news channels were present. I will post some of the video reports as they become available online. Supporters of Texas inmate Jeffrey Wood, scheduled to die Aug. 21 for the 1996 murder…read more

Star-Telegram and Express-News

“No Needle” is title of another Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial against execution of Kenneth Foster. Although his statement could have been phrased a tad more gently, Gov. Rick Perry was on target when he informed the European Union that Texans aren’t too concerned about what Europeans think when it comes to his state’s use of…read more

Hundreds march for Kenneth Foster

Hundreds of Texans marched down the Congress Avenue and later at the Governor’s Manssion last Saturday calling on Gov. Rick Perry to stop execution of Kenneth Foster. As Scott Cobb of TMN mentioned, “The rally for Kenneth Foster last Saturday was probably the best, most well-attended, high energy protest of a pending execution in Texas…read more