What will the second half bring?
Today, WikiLeaks released the first few hundred of what promise to be 5 million e-mails belonging to Austin-based global security think tank Stratfor. One concerns not one but two Houston-area shit magnets, one formerly high-powered and one still very much high-powered: Halliburton and disgraced f ... More >>
A little bit of civil justice for a judge.We've written before about James Blackstock, the former big-deal Brazoria County court-at-law judge who liked to fondle his employees' breasts when he wasn't sending porno via e-mail and text. He's been off the bench since 2008, when he pleaded guilt ... More >>
Judge Jack Camp tops Judge Sam KentWe thought the Houston area could cruise for a while with the title of World's Dumbest, Horniest Federal Judge.U.S. District Judge Sam Kent of Galveston made heroic efforts to set the bar high, what with all his after-lunch drunken groping of female staffers.Lis ... More >>
A Facebook page for the victims
Sam Kent wants quieter rape victimsAs we recounted Tuesday, former federal judge Samuel Kent is not a happy man in prison. Among his complaints: a "filthy" cell kept at 60 degrees, being given only a single sheet, and not being able to talk to his wife often enough. Oh, and being kept awake much ... More >>
Sam Kent, in prison and splitting hairsU.S. District Judge Samuel Kent, currently imprisoned in Florida, is asking a federal court to overturn his sentence because, he says, the court treated him as a sex offender."All sexual allegations against Sam Kent were dismissed by the prosecutor...Sam Ken ... More >>
Sam Kent, the overly touchy-feely federal judge from Galveston who's in prison on charges relating to drunken sexual harassment of his female employees, resigned today.He apparently did it to stave off a conviction by the Senate, which along with the House had been fast-tracking his impeachment. Ken ... More >>
The Chronicle has helpfully posted the full text of the statement that Cathy McBroom, the woman who had the guts to stand up to feel-copping federal judge Sam Kent, gave at his sentencing hearing. The five pages are well worth reading.McBroom describes a drunken Kent groping her just 10 feet from wh ... More >>
About the only time Judge Samuel Kent's courtroom behavior was not booming or sarcastic or cruel was yesterday, when he barely whispered "guilty" to charges of obstruction of justice.He made the plea in order to escape a trial on charges of sexual harassment of his female employees, but in doing so ... More >>
The sordid romantic life of Galveston federal judge Sam Kent, the bombastic and bullying power of the island courthouse for years, just keeps getting sordid-er.He's been indicted again for sexual harassment, and for obstructing justice in the investigation of the first charges of sexual harassment. ... More >>
The Houston Chronicle has the breaking news that U.S. District Judge Sam Kent of Galveston has been indicted, which is not a good career move for a federal judge. Being indicted "on charges of abusive sexual contact and aggravated sexual abuse" just doesn't sound good on the ol' resume. Kent, a ho ... More >>
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U.S. District Judge Sam Kent
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When Kyle Rutherford scored a touchdown, his parents cheered. When he threw a strike, they dreamed of college glory. And when he was benched, they took his high school to federal court.