Tuesday, October 25, 2005

There's no way...

...that any Judge in his right mind could remove Judge Robert Perkins from presiding over indicted former Majority Leader Tom DeLay's criminal trial. There's no way. What a dangerous precedent that would set!

But, nonetheless, DeLay's attorneys have made the request and Senior Judge C.W. "Bud" Duncan Jr. has set a hearing for Nov. 1 in Austin to hear DeLay's motion to remove Perkins from his case, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Here's what we know about Judge Duncan so far, thanks to R.G. Ratcliffe:

Duncan served as a district judge in Bell County from 1978-1988.

His party affiliation could not be immediately determined.

Duncan made statewide news in 1994 when he ordered a tattoo artist to give up his job because he was HIV-positive, even though the man's crime was unrelated to tattooing. The man accepted the tattooing ban as part of his probation to avoid prison.

UPDATE: The Hill reports that Judge Duncan was elected as a Democrat, and has given money to both Democratic and Republican candidates.

"The records show that Duncan made three contributions totaling $500 between 1995 and 2000 to Cornyn, who was elected to the Senate in 2002 after serving as Texas’s attorney general and a state Supreme Court justice," The Hill reports on Texans for Public Justice's findings.

"Duncan also gave $200 to Democratic state Rep. Bob Armstrong in 1998."


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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:29 PM  

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