Mimi Swartz cross-examines the Court of Criminal Appeals’ unprecedented sanctions against a death penalty lawyer.
And now the Nueces County DA must decide whether to retry her.
How the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals mistakes toughness for fairness—and gives the state a black eye.
The Court of Criminal Appeals examined the case of Richard Miles, applied common sense and legal logic, and determined that he was innocent.
The Court of Criminal Appeals ordered a lower court to examine claims of innocence by the Corpus Christi mother of five, who was charged with capital murder nearly six years ago.
Texas Monthly senior editor Michael Hall has followed the case of Sharon Keller, presiding judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals, and files this commentary on the findings of fact in the case, which was just released by Judge David Berchelmann, the Special Master in charge of figuring out what…