Indicted Texas Judge Can't Duck Civil Removal Suit

Law360, Houston (June 19, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT) -- A Texas judge indicted on nine counts of abusing his office was unable to convince a trial court Tuesday to dismiss a civil suit brought by the state that seeks his removal from office, clearing the way for an upcoming suspension hearing.

Visiting Judge Robert J. Kern denied Galveston County Court at Law Judge Christopher Dupuy’s motion to dismiss the state’s case, rejecting the troubled judge’s argument that Texas law exempts his court from the suit, which seeks to remove him from the bench for allegedly...
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