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  •  And what impact... (none)
    ...would the fact that he was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court rather than selected in the usual manner have on any ability to object?

    The Chimperor Has No Clothes

    by DC Pol Sci on Thu Nov 03, 2005 at 07:04:53 PM PST

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    •  No idea on this point...... n/t (none)
      •  It's an interesting question, no? (4.00)
        If the Chief Justice appoints a judge rather than the judge being appointed in the usual manner, through whatever (presumably) random appointment process they use in Travis County, can the judge be disqualified in the usual manner?  Or does disqualification require the consent of the Chief Justice?  If disqualified, does it automatically go back to the Chief Justice?  It would seem so, since just about everyone else has disqualified themselves, unless DeGuerin wants to take his chances with another randomly selected Democrat (unlikely).

        Actually, this is probably what Dick DeGuerin's junior associates are trying to figure out on Westlaw as we type these comments...

        And since, in any event, the ball seems to be in Jefferson's (Supreme) court right now, wouldn't trying to get Priest disqualified be a really, really bad move for DeGuerin at this point?  Wouldn't he risk seriously pissing off Jefferson and ending up with an even worse choice?

        The Chimperor Has No Clothes

        by DC Pol Sci on Thu Nov 03, 2005 at 07:19:06 PM PST

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