Thursday Gavel Grab Briefs

In these other dispatches about fair and impartial courts:

  • Donna Detamore, a Republican judicial candidate from Houston, demanded a hand recount of all mail ballots after losing to incumbent Theresa Chang by just 235 votes, The Houston Chronicle reported.
  • Abel Corral Limas, a Texas state District Judge, began his trial today for charges of racketeering and bribery, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
  • Akron Municipal Judge Kathryn Michael accepted a campaign donation above the legal amount permitted, according to the Akron Beacon Journal Online. Michael was also given a cease-and-desist order by the Ohio Supreme Court to change incorrect language on campaign material, the article said.
  • Philip Howard, lawyer and author of the introduction to Common Sense Government by Al Gore, writes about what he considers the defectiveness and irrationality of our judicial system, in The Atlantic.

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