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Now Enos has found some confederates to publicly back him up: Thirty-two attorneys have put their names to a letter, dated November 3 and sent to other family lawyers, asking them "to join in our effort to get Judge Denise Pratt off the bench for the good of the family bar, the families and children of Harris County, and the many excellent family court judges whose re-elections might be endangered with Judge Pratt on the same ballot with them."
The letter states that the lawyers who signed their names are "'sticking our necks out' to stand up for what is right" and are asking others to contact the DA's Public Integrity Unit if they know of other backdated orders.
It also states: "For too long, a 'Code of Silence' has prevailed in family law that kept attorneys from speaking out about Judges who were really, really bad and not following the law [sic].....speaking out about this very serious situation is the right thing to do and will ultimately protect our current and future clients."
We've reached out to Pratt for a comment and will update if and when we hear back. We've also reached out to some of the attorneys listed under the "prior endorsements" section on her site and will also update accordingly.
According to Pratt's campaign Web site, she was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Texas Board of Social Worker Examiners in 2007, and is a member of the Texas Tea Party Republican Women, Magic Circle Republican Women, Daughters of Liberty, Ronald Reagan Republican Women and others.
The "prior endorsements" listed on her site include the Houston Police Officers' Union, the Houston Chronicle and the National Latino Peace Officers' Association-Southeast Harris County Chapter, among others.