Today is the first day of the Court’s long conference after returning from a short summer break. And it wasted no time issuing a decision in a high-profile case.

Today the Texas Supreme Court denied the request for relief filed by the Presiding Judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. In re The Honorable Sharon Keller, No. 10-0566 (DDB).

The one-order order list does not elaborate, beyond noting that Justice Hecht was recused.