I’m running for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Place 3 Judge. I’ll have a Republican and a Democratic opponent.
Here’s what Grits for Breakfast had to say back in September about likely Republican candidates:
Lined up to challenge or replace Judge Price in Place 3 is San Angelo District Judge Barbara Walther, whose biggest claim to fame was approving the most sweeping search warrant on American soil since King George III. Walther allowed indiscriminate searches of dozens of homes and seizures of hundreds of children at the YFZ Ranch, operated by a polygamous Mormon sect called the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints and led by widely recognized nutball and pedophile Warren Jeffs. The Third Court of Appeals tossed out her orders seizing the kids but upheld the search warrants in the criminal cases. Walther was unapologetic and exhibited a fervent bias toward approving extraordinary uses and abuses of state power. Veteran San Antonio District Judge and former AUSA Bert Richardson has also jumped into the race. I’ve heard good things, but only third-hand, hearsay stuff. Until further notice, though, count me in the “Anybody but Walther camp.”
I’ll happily debate principles with any of the candidates.