[quote="treadlightly"]Add Coryell county to the list - http://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Gatesv ... 76121.html
But here's what really bugs me about this sort of thing, beyond the obvious.
If my defense attorney shared offices with the judge and kept his records in spaces controlled by the judge's policies, I would have no doubt the prosecutor would raise all kinds of explosive ex parte objections that would stick like glue.
I would like to think the judge would be censured or impeached and the defense attorney disbarred.
But when I raise this issue the other way around, questioning the ex parte purity of a prosecutor billeted in what amounts to the judge's offices, it's just crazy old me raising straw arguments. Again.
Confusing, this world of ours. I keep looking for logic and that clouds my understanding.[/qu
IANAL I am always curious why official oppression doesn't apply to the individual who use their office to violate laws and usurp the rights of citizens." Sec. 39.03. OFFICIAL OPPRESSION. (a) A public servant acting under color of his office or employment commits an offense if he:
(1) intentionally subjects another to mistreatment or to arrest, detention, search, seizure, dispossession, assessment, or lien that he knows is unlawful;
(2) intentionally denies or impedes another in the exercise or enjoyment of any right, privilege, power, or immunity, knowing his conduct is unlawful; "
Does the law not apply to politicians who use their office do anything they want, even when it's not legal?
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