Jailed Texas Judge Asks Appeals Court To Spring Him

Law360, Houston (September 4, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT) -- A Texas judge fighting abuse of office charges asked a state appeals court Tuesday to overturn his 45-day jail sentence for making incendiary remarks about the case against him, saying he didn’t receive fair warning that his conduct was punishable.

Galveston County Court at Law Judge Christopher Dupuy argued in a petition for writ of habeas corpus filed with the Fourteenth District Court of Appeals that visiting Judge Ryan Patrick violated his due process rights last month by holding him in contempt over public comments he...
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