Indicted Texas Judge Asks Appeals Court To Nix Ouster Bid

Law360, Houston (July 1, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT) -- A Texas judge indicted on charges of abusing his office by retaliating against attorneys practicing in his court asked a state appeals court Thursday to throw out a civil suit aimed at removing him from office, arguing it lacks merit.

Galveston County Court at Law Judge Christopher Dupuy told the First District Court of Appeals in a petition for mandamus that visiting Judge Robert J. Kern should have granted his motion to dismiss the suit being pursued by the Texas attorney general, which he says violates...
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