Private Admonition of a County Court at Law Judge (02/19/2016)


The judge lent the prestige of judicial office to advance the private interests of a particular advocacy/special interest group and engaged in extra-judicial conduct that raised a question as to the judge's capacity to be fair and impartial by refusing to remove the courtroom display of an award received from the organization after defense attorneys complained and other judges expressed that the display was problematic. [Violation of Canons 2B and 4A(1) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct and Article V, ┬ža(6)A of the Texas Constitution.] Private Admonition of a Country Criminal Court at Law Judge. 02/19/2016.