Sam Kent

  • News

    March 8, 2012

    Bet on the Rockets

    What will the second half bring?

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Judge Samuel Kent WikiLeaked: Had Halliburton Conspiracy Theory About His Sex-Abuse Scandal

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    James Blackstock: Former Judge Hit with $3.2 Million Verdict for Sexual Harassment

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Federal Judge Jack T. Camp: Drugs & A Stripper Mean Our Sam Kent Has Been Topped

    Judge Jack Camp tops Judge Sam Kent​We 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 >>

  • News

    August 12, 2010

    Passionate Prius Drivers

    A Facebook page for the victims

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Judge Sam Kent: His Five Other Complaints About Prison

    Sam Kent wants quieter rape victims​As 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Judge Samuel Kent: I Obstructed Justice In A Sex-Offense Case, But I'm No Sex Offender

    Sam Kent, in prison and splitting hairs​U.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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Judge Kent Ducks One Last Bit Of Shame

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    The Statement Of The Woman Who Brought Down Judge Kent

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    What We Missed Because Of Judge Kent's Plea Deal

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    U.S. District Judge Sam Kent, Playah

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    Judge Sam Kent Indicted On Sex Charges (Begone, Mental Image, Begone!)

    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 >>

  • News

    June 16, 2005

    David vs. Goliath

    Scenes from the Starbucks trial

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Court Ruling

    U.S. District Judge Sam Kent

  • News

    August 30, 2001

    This Modern World

    The marriage of local TV news and the World Wide Web is rocky

  • News

    January 15, 1998

    The Trophy Son

    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.