You may remember the (ultimately unsuccessful) petition to the Texas Supreme Court recently filed by the Chief Judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Sharon Keller.

Her appeal before a specially appointed panel of Texas judges continues. Yesterday in Austin, the panel heard oral arguments about her motion to dismiss (which made some of the same arguments she had advanced to the Texas Supreme Court).

There was particularly good coverage on Grits for Breakfast, with an article title that probably could be adapted to all press stories about appellate arguments: “Keller Appeal Marked by Byzantine Legal Debates”.

The Statesman story followed up with the added detail that a decision is expected by October 8, 2010.