In re The Honorable Sharon Keller, No. 10-0566

Today, Judge Sharon Keller filed a petition asking the Texas Supreme Court to vacate and expunge the “public warning” she was given by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

You can read an annotated copy of her petition for mandamus relief online. It outlines her basic theories, which are:

  • the remedy imposed by the Commission was not among those listed in the Texas Constitution;

  • any sanction required a vote of seven members, not six;

  • some of the members of the Commission were not eligible to serve together because of requirements for geographic diversity; and

  • that the Court should issue mandamus relief because there is no adequate appeal available to Judge Keller.

I’m sure more will be written about this case. But not by me tonight. (I have a short-deadline brief due tomorrow.)