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Monday, October 8, 2007

Texas Criminal Justice System a Disgrace to the United States

My colleague Bill Allison called my attention to this story.  He adds the following bit of context:

Some ten years ago I filed a writ of habeas corpus in a death penalty case.  The state had 30 days to respond.  They filed their answer 647 days late.  I filed a response simply asking that the Court reject/ignore the Answer.  They did not, nor did they sanction anyone, nor did they ever even mention it.  But a 20 minute, explainable delay here cost a human life. 

Judge Keller of the Texas Criminal Court of Appeals, who is responsible for this travesty of justice, holds an elected position. 

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