Can’t say I’m surprised. Bitterly disappointed, but not surprised.
A special court of review on Monday declined to reconsider a decision to void an ethics rebuke given to Sharon Keller for her role in a botched execution-day appeal, apparently ending the case against Texas’ top criminal judge.
Prosecutors had argued that the special court mistakenly dismissed the charges against Keller over a procedural error, ruling last month that the State Commission on Judicial Conduct chose the wrong form of punishment when it rebuked the judge in July. They asked the court to return Keller’s case to the commission.
But the special court — three appellate justices chosen at random to hear Keller’s appeal of the rebuke — rejected that request without comment.
I’ve got no snark left in the tank for this. When good things happen to bad people, all you can do is remind yourself that much like Sharon Keller herself, life is not fair. What else is there to say? Grits has more.