Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Hey I got a song named after me

Song by Possumheads

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I am on Notice. lol


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sign the Online Complaint Against Me

If you are as shocked as these people were by my refusal to accept an appeal 20 minutes after 5 PM by lawyers representing a man about to be executed, then sign on to their complaint. They will submit the complaint to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct on November 16, 2007.

Anyone can sign on to their complaint. It is intended as a means for regular members of the public to express their outrage at me. As if I care. Go ahead, sign the complaint. I need a long vacation. I think I will leave the office early Monday.

Sign the complaint.


Friday, October 12, 2007

I have a human right to impose capital punishment

If I am ready to go home at 5pm and your execution is scheduled for 6, then my human rights are more important than your "constitutional rights". Justice is where justice goes and I am going home at 5.

In 2001, the Houston Chronicle published an article in which it quoted from a 1994 interview when I first ran for a position on the Court of Criminal Appeals:
During her campaign to replace outgoing Judge Chuck Miller, Keller criticized the sitting court as too lenient and openly displayed her support for the death penalty.

In an opinion piece the Chronicle published a month before Keller was elected, she called the failure to impose capital punishment on convicted murderers "a human rights violation -- particularly if we take into account the human rights that murderers violate when left alive to kill again."

Keller, a former appellate prosecutor for Dallas County, said in a recent interview that her strong views do not affect the way she decides capital cases.

"We look at the arguments of both parties," she said.

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Stupid Lawyers

Well some lawyers don't get it. According to this blog from a Houston attorney, a second complaint against me is in the works.
The Harris County Criminal Lawyers' Association is going to be filing a complaint against Judge Keller with the Commission on Judicial Conduct on Monday. Tomorrow from about 10:30 a.m. to about noon I will be in the ready room on the 7th floor of the Harris County Criminal Courthouse, 1201 Franklin Street at San Jacinto, with a copy of the complaint for you to sign.
It seems that Texas lawyers don't have anything better to do other than filing complaints against me for letting a convicted bastard go to hell. oh yea in case you didn't know, that bitch's name is Michael Richard. Don't they ever consider that someday soon or later they might come to my court with their cases? I am going to write down the names of any lawyers who sign a complaint against me. If they come to my court any time soon, I am "closing" at 4:45. And that includes you Mr. Dick DeGuerin!

You think I am kidding? Last year, right before the election, I called the DPS on a myspace profile that was criticizing me. I don't stand for criticism. I just might call the DPS again.

ome people say I should give up my position as the presiding judge because I have failed in leadership and teamwork. However I have led the other members of the Court of Criminal Appeals several times to vote against granting new trials to people who claim they are innocent. For instance, I voted to execute Kerry Max Cook, Ernest Willis, Anthony Graves and Cameron Todd Willingham. Some federal court overruled me on the first three, but Willingham is dead and you can thank me. Of course, I led the Court to deny a new trial for Roy Criner, but Governor Bush granted him clemency and let him go. That was the case where there was DNA evidence that exonerated Criner, but I don't care too much about science. I never got good grades in science classes. I just don't get that stuff. I may not understand a lot about science, but I understand promiscuity. Criner's victim was promiscuous, so we don't know who she had sex with, plus Criner could have used a condom, although that never came up at the trial level, but I convinced the rest of the CCA members to believe the possibility that Criner used a condom and to deny him a new trial. Do you know how hard it is to convince an appellate court to base a decision on facts that were not presented at the trial? I am a born leader.

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Monday, October 08, 2007

Come back tomorrow, this blog closes at 5 PM

Ha Ha, I got another one and I made it over to Whole Foods before the masses showed up. If you get to WF too late after work, the lines are way too long and that utterly dismays me. Mange la merde, Meester Ree-CHARD.

AUSTIN — Judge Cheryl Johnson said she was dismayed when she first learned from a newspaper report that a colleague closed the doors of Texas' highest criminal court at 5 p.m. as attorneys for a death row inmate rushed to file an appeal.

Presiding Judge Sharon Keller closed the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals offices at the regular time Sept. 25, preventing attorneys for inmate Michael Richard from filing an appeal seeking to halt Richard's execution hours after the U.S. Supreme Court said it would consider a Kentucky case questioning the constitionality of lethal injection.

Richard was executed that night after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to grant him a reprieve.

The Austin American-Statesman reported Tuesday that Keller made the decision to close without consulting any of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals' eight other judges or later informing them about the decision — including Johnson, who was assigned to handle any late motions in Richard's case.

"And I was angry," she said. "If I'm in charge of the execution, I ought to have known about those things, and I ought to have been asked whether I was willing to stay late and accept those filings."

Johnson said her first reaction was "utter dismay."

Johnson said she would have accepted the brief for consideration by the court. "Sure," she said. "I mean, this is a death case."

News of the court's refusal appeared in newspapers, and critical editorials, around the world.

The Supreme Court had accepted the lethal injection case earlier that day, and Richard's lawyers argued that the extra time was needed to respond to the new circumstances and to address computer problems that delayed the printing of Richard's motion.

Since then, two executions have been blocked in Texas, signaling a temporary halt to the busiest death penalty state in the nation.

At least three judges were working late in the courthouse that evening, and others were available by phone if needed, court personnel said.

None of the judges was informed of Richard's request by Keller or by the court's general counsel, Edward Marty, who had consulted with Keller on the request.

Keller defended her actions, saying she was relating the court's long-standing practice to close on time.

"I got a phone call shortly before 5 and was told that the defendant had asked us to stay open. I asked why, and no reason was given," Keller said. "And I know that that is not what other people have said, but that's the truth. They did not tell us they had computer failure.

"And given the late request, and with no reason given, I just said, 'We close at 5.' I didn't really think of it as a decision as much as a statement."

Judge Cathy Cochran questioned whether or not justice had been served in the Richard case.

"First off, was justice done in the Richard case? And secondly, will the public perceive that justice was done and agree that justice was done?" Cochran said. "Our courts should be open to always redress a true wrong, and as speedily as possible. That's what courts exist for."

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