Texas Judge Won't Remove DA After DWI Controversy

Law360, Dallas (December 12, 2013, 7:41 PM EST) -- A Texas judge on Wednesday ruled an embattled district attorney can stay in office, following a three-day trial on whether an April drunken driving incident should force her out of the job.

The judge denied a request to boot from office Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg, who oversees felony criminal prosecutions in the Austin area and the statewide ethics investigation unit, under a state law that allows Texas residents to petition for removal of local officials when they’re unfit for office. The statute cites intoxication as...
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