Judging Myopia

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Judging Myopia

As Frederick wrote the other day, this is why electing judges is a bad idea.
In an unprecedented move, Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle filed a motion Thursday asking a Republican presiding judge to remove himself from the decision about who will be the trial judge in the conspiracy case against U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land.

Earle, a Democrat, argued that Judge B.B. Schraub, the presiding judge for the 3rd Administrative Judicial Region, should step aside for the same reasons that state District Judge Bob Perkins, a Democrat, was removed from hearing DeLay's case: Both had given political donations.
Harumph. Two can play at that game. However, are there any unelected, nonpartisan judges in Texas? Or could this go on indefinitely?

Round-n-round the mulberry bush...

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