Indicted Texas Judge To Get Public Defender

Law360, Houston (July 25, 2013, 9:36 PM EDT) -- A Texas judge indicted on abuse of office charges temporarily avoided on Thursday prosecutors’ request that he be jailed for allegedly posting inflammatory comments about the case on his Facebook page, until a public defender can be appointed to represent him.

After determining that Galveston County Court at Law Judge Christopher Dupuy qualifies for indigent representation, Judge Ryan Patrick tentatively rescheduled for Aug. 13 arguments on a motion for contempt that alleges Judge Dupuy violated a media gag order by railing against his prosecution on the...
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