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Old 11-07-2018, 06:22 PM
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Talking After losing election, TX judge wholesale releases juvenile defendants

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After losing his bench in a Democratic sweep, Harris County Juvenile Court Judge Glenn Devlin released nearly all of the youthful defendants that appeared in front him on Wednesday morning, simply asking the kids whether they planned to kill anyone before letting them go.
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"He was releasing everybody," said public defender Steven Halpert, who watched the string of surprising releases. "Apparently he was saying that's what the voters wanted."

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I don't understand why Texas has partisan judges.

Here in Idaho, judges don't run as "Democrats" or "Republicans" but just by their namesakes only and voters either re-elect them or not based on their record, not party affiliation.

So probably not as great of chance of long-sitting judges like that being swept out of power each time the political winds shift in a certain direction.
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My, my! Really sour grapes! That's not 'judicial temperament' by a long shot.
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My, my! Really sour grapes! That's not 'judicial temperament' by a long shot.
That's what I thought. Way to show his true colors, which are unprofessionalism, vindictiveness and arbitrarily acting on his personal whims. Good thing that the people of Texas voted him out.
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