Texas Judge Who Texted Prosecutors From Bench Resigns

Law360, Houston (October 21, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT) -- A Texas judge accused of sending text messages from the bench to help prosecutors build their case during the trial of a man accused of injuring a child has agreed to resign to avoid disciplinary action, the State Commission on Judicial Conduct revealed Monday.

District Judge Elizabeth E. Coker agreed to step down from the 258th Judicial District Court, ending an inquiry into allegations that she coached a prosecutor via text message about how to question a witness during the criminal trial of David Reeves, who...
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