Supreme Court Denies Keller's Request for Appeal

The Texas Supreme Court has denied Judge Sharon Keller's request for intervention in her sanction from the State Commission on Judicial Conduct

The agency issued Keller a "public warning" in the now-infamous death penalty case in which she refused to keep her offices open past 5 p.m. for a last-minute appeal. Questioning the constitutionality of the sanction, essentially just a public reprimand, Keller asked the high court for mandamus relief, which could have allowed the court to unilaterally reverse the commission's decision in an advisory opinion. She took that route instead of appealing the decision through the ...

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