Tuesday, June 14, 2016

WillCo residents file lawsuit to remove Duty....

"For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful
Have opened against me;
They have spoken against me with a lying tongue."
Psalm 109:2

Two Williamson County residents sued District Attorney Jana Duty on Monday, seeking to force her out of office after she was sanctioned this month by the State Bar of Texas and served jail time last year for violating a gag order.

The Texas Constitution provides that county officials may be removed for incompetency and official misconduct, the lawsuit says.

“Duty’s serial violations of court orders and the laws of the State of Texas, her history and pattern of dishonesty and untrustworthiness, and her dereliction and abandonment of her responsibilities of the office of the District Attorney have compromised the integrity and the effectiveness of the office … and the Williamson County criminal justice system,” the lawsuit says.


The suit asks that a district judge temporarily suspend Duty and appoint another person to serve as district attorney until Shawn Dick — who beat Duty in the Republican primary in March — takes office in January. The lawsuit requested a jury trial.

[h/t: Lawerence Person's Battleswarm Blog]
Then there's this (we know we shouldn't celebrate it, but this tactic has been used so many times against our guys that's it's hard to not indulge a little shadenfreude seeing the shoe on the other foot):
Duty is responsible for paying her own legal fees
Read the whole thing here.

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