In spite of several indisputably bad candidates on either side of the aisle, apparently tens of thousands of Harris County residents are still going to vote straight ticket. Maybe those people are just lazy. Maybe it gives them a jolt of pride or even spite, as in "I am going to stick it to those i ... More >>
Sharon Keller, the controversial head of the state's highest criminal court, has been outpolled by her opponent in this year's Houston Bar Association judicial-preference poll released today. So that means the Dallas-area judge, who garnered worldwide scorn for dismissing a death-row appeal because ... More >>
The Houston Bar Association has released its judicial qualification poll for this year's primaries, and it's clear two candidates aren't viewed favorably: Criminal Court of Appeals Justice Sharon Keller and Harris County DA Pat Lykos. Since the overwhelming number of people who take part in the sur ... More >>
Yeah, there's an app for thatHave your Angry Birds gone postal? You might need the newest app, from the Death Penalty Information Center. Today's on-the-go death-penalty activist is now only a touch away from "our Fact Sheet on the Death Penalty, our Execution Database, and the most recent d ... More >>
She'll always have her Turkey of the Year awardSharon Keller, presiding judge for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, was barely, barely punished in connection with a famous incident where she told lawyers trying to file appeals for a Death Row inmate "We close at 5." Hours later, the man was ex ... More >>
Photo courtesy Court of Criminal AppealsNo one gave State Rep. Lon Burnam much of a chance with his call to impeach Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Sharon Keller -- they still don't -- but he may have spurred some action.In what is either the biggest coincidence of all time or, well, the biggest coi ... More >>
Priscilla Slade is the biggest gobbler of them all
Criner and the system try to adjust to a mistaken conviction
Ten years brings the Texas justice system to its senses. Roy Criner's free.
After ten years, prosecutors finally concede that Roy Criner is not guilty and should be free
It doesn't matter that other courts and D.A.'s have cleared wrongly convicted inmates. Roy Criner's case is in Montgomery County, Texas.
Hard-line leaders such as loopy Stephen Mansfield have taken their agenda to the Court of Criminal Appeals, where legal precedents--not prosecutions--get overturned
The evidence points away from Roy Criner's guilt in a savage crime. But the state still has what counts most -- a conviction.