Rookie Judge Faces 'Trial By Fire' In Texas AG's Fraud Case
Law360, Houston (June 23, 2017, 3:17 PM EDT) -- The newly elected Harris County district judge who is now overseeing the felony securities fraud case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is in store for a “trial by fire” that will force the rookie jurist to navigate choppy political waters and unclear law on the charges at hand, experts say.
Legal scholars and seasoned attorneys alike told Law360 that Judge Robert Johnson, a Democrat and former criminal defense attorney who took the bench in January, is stepping into a challenging and politically charged case that will be the focus of national attention. Judge Johnson, who unseated incumbent Republican Judge Ryan...
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