Wednesday, January 2, 2008
A few times every year, someone on one of the legal writing listservs makes reference to an opinion by federal district judge Samuel Kent. He has some doozies, many of them collected at The Smoking Gun, like this one and this one. Kent made the news himself in 2007, as he was disciplined by the Fifth Circuit for sexual harrassment. According to a story in today's Houston Chronicle, family members of the court employee who complained about the judge conducted a protest--calling for the judge's impeachment--outside the courthouse as the judge returned to the bench. As one family member reportedly put it, "Why should Congress investigate steroids and baseball and not investigate this when they have a constitutional duty?"