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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Controversial Texas judge should keep job, judge recommends

Sharon Keller -- a Texas judge who closed her office at 5 p.m. the night of an execution, preventing a last-minute appeal from the defense -- should not lose her job, the presiding judge at her ethics trial wrote. Keller's action were not "exemplary," but no punishment -- "beyond the public humiliation she has surely suffered" -- should be levied, the report said.

Correction: I'm sorry, but I got this wrong in the original version. Thank you for catching this.

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