Thursday, November 3, 2005

Burning Through Judges in Texas

Things have gotten even weirder in the Rep. Tom DeLay prosecution in Texas as Travis County D.A. Ronnie Earle's recusal motion directed against Administrative Judge B.B. Schraub was granted because the judge made contributions to Republicans, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, an ally of Rep. DeLay.  Judge Schraub was supposed to appoint the judge who would replace Judge Bob Perkins, removed earlier this week on Rep. DeLay's recusal motion because of Judge Perkins' extensive contributions to Democratic candidates and organizations.  Now, Judge Schraub has asked the Texas Supreme Court to appoint a judge to hear the case.  Of course, because the justices on that court are appointed by the Governor, and may have contributed to one side or the other, perhaps they too will have to be recused.  How much more absurd can this case get? An AP article (here) discusses the latest recusal. (ph)

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