Thursday, January 28, 2016
The ASTONISHING race for Court of Criminal Appeal, Place 2....
"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man rules, the people groan."
Over the past few years, few trends in Texas politics have been more disturbing than the criminalization of conservative speech; even more disturbing is the fact that two corrupt judges who have presided over sham grand jury investigations against conservatives are now attempting to obtain the same statewide judicial position.
The Court of Criminal Appeals is the highest criminal court in Texas. The Court of Criminal Appeals is to criminal law what the Texas Supreme Court is to civil law. The court is comprised of nine judges each of whom is elected statewide.
In the current race for Place 2, there are three candidates in the Republican Primary: Mary Lou Keel, Chris Oldner, and Ray Wheless.
We've previously discussed Judge Chris Oldner on this website; heck, we've filed a complaint against Oldner with the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Oldner is the corrupt Collin County judge who helped railroad Ken Paxton's indictment. There's your first example of criminalizing conservatism.
Older is bad enough, but this race becomes truly astonishing when Keel enters the picture. Unfortunately, this past Monday, a grand jury in Harris County returned a legally problematic indictment against David Daleidan who produced last summer's investigation into Planned Parenthood's sale of baby body parts. Now take a wild guess which Judge presided over that grand jury. THAT'S RIGHT: Mary Lou Keel!!! That's your second example of criminalizing conservatism.
We've met Ray Wheless. He seems like a solid guy who understands the proper role of a Judge. At a minimum, he's (quite literally) the ONLY candidate in this race who hasn't overseen a bogus political indictment against a prominent conservative in the last six months.
Bottom Line: It boggles the mind that these two bottom feeders are both trying to run statewide considering their recent records.