Two female Republican judges in Texas had a full fledged crime syndicate going on in the courtroom out in … you guessed it, East Texas, home of Louie Gohmert.
Judge Elizabeth Coker wanted to be both judge and prosecutor. During a trial on child abuse, she passed notes to a local prosecutor, Kaycee Jones, suggesting questions that Jones should relay to the prosecutor trying the case.
That’s called poopie del toro. It is also called illegal. Both women admit guilt. Jones writes —
“On August 8, 2012, I did receive a text message from Judge Coker that suggested a line of questioning in an injury to a child trial over which she was presiding and telling me to tell the trial prosecutor,” writes Jones in an April 2013 letter, which was obtained by the station. “I was not the trial prosecutor and had nothing to do with the investigation or prosecution of the case, but I was present in the courtroom for portions of the trial as an observer. When I received the text, I hand wrote the text verbatim and asked our investigator to deliver it to the prosecutor who was trying the case.”
Jones adds, “I deeply regret that I acted in this manner. It was wrong and I knew better.”
After this incident, Jones herself became a judge. She is a member of the Rotary Club and Central Baptist Church. She apparently sleeps well at night which is totally creepy.
The Judicial Conduct Commission can’t do anything about it because this happened before she was a judge. There is a complaint at the Bar Association. Except some shockingly offensive wrist slapping.
And there’s Judge Elizabeth Coker. She’s a doozy.
“The Commission investigated claims that Judge Coker allegedly engaged in other improper ex parte communications and meetings with Jones, other members of the Polk County District Attorney’s Office, the San Jacinto County District Attorney and certain defense attorneys regarding various cases pending in her court,” the agreement states.
“Judge Coker allegedly exhibited a bias in favor of certain attorneys and prejudice against others in both her judicial rulings and her court appointments; and Judge Coker allegedly met with jurors in an inappropriate manner, outside the presence of counsel, while the jurors were deliberating in one or more criminal trials.”
A bailiff in her courtroom filed an affidavit that she went into a jury room while they were deliberating and tried in influence their decision.
She has resigned and can never serve as a judge again. Whoop-te-do. She can still practice law, and draw full retirement and health care from the taxpayers of the state Texas, including those she screwed. She needs to be in freekin’ jail.
That’s my problem with Republican judges. The justice system is a game of gotcha to them. They have ethics as loose as ashes in a windstorm.
Thanks to Elizabeth for the heads up.