Dallas City Court Shutdown Ends As Judges Fight Ouster

Law360, Dallas (August 28, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT) -- Dallas' city courts were back in business Tuesday morning after a temporary shutdown prompted by a battle over the ouster of four municipal court judges that caused hundreds of cases to be postponed.

On Monday morning, a Dallas County District Court judge issued an ex parte temporary restraining order that ostensibly prevented the city from publishing the results of a City Council vote on a slate of new municipal court judges. But in a hearing Monday afternoon, Associate Judge Sheryl Day McFarlin dissolved her earlier order...
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