State Commission on Judicial Conduct

Judge Sharon Keller has been issued a public reprimand for her conduct involving the attempted appeal of death row inmate Michael Richard.  See San Antonio Express News report.  Judge Keller sits on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the state’s highest court for criminal cases.  As readers will recall, Judge Keller refused Richard’s lawyer’s

 I do not know what happened, but, yes, if a judge fails to follow procedure, then that is a problem.  The trial of Sharon Keller started yesterday.  She is presiding judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals.  That means, she is the chief judge for the highest court in Texas regarding criminal cases.  If she