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Saturday, January 20, 2018

A Texas judge interrupted a jury's deliberation to tell them that God told him that the defendant was not guilty. The jury disagreed and found the 32-year-old woman guilty of continuously trafficking her teen niece to a much older man. Judge Jack Robison apologized to the jurors but explained that he felt he had to pass on the message from God. Judge Robison recused himself before the sentencing phase of the trial. The defendant was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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check the judges brain.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-20 05:21 PM | Reply

This judge needs to be kicked off the bench.

"The jury disagreed and found the 32-year-old woman guilty of continuously trafficking her teen niece to a much older man."

Anyone want to take odds that this judge is on her list of customers?

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-20 05:22 PM | Reply

"check the judges brain."

No, check the brains of those with the power to remove him from the bench.

#3 | Posted by Angrydad at 2018-01-20 05:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

If only god had testified, otherwise this is mere hearsay.

#4 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-01-20 05:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Trump will nominate him for a Federal judgeship.

#5 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2018-01-20 05:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Per the example of Gideon in the Bible if you think you hear God giving you instructions your job is to conduct some basic tests to make sure you're not just having an auditory hallucination and ignore what you're hearing if the test results are negative.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-20 05:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"to make sure you're not just having an auditory hallucination"

Isaac, come here...it's your loving father, Abraham!

#7 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-01-20 06:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Danforth if the Bible has a section advising those who think they hear God to be generally skeptical don't undermine it. ;)

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-20 06:14 PM | Reply

The state of Texas just needs to secede already.

#9 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-01-21 04:54 AM | Reply

Meanwhile Trump is appointing many more religious lunatics like this to federal judgeships. Our legal system will be polluted with crazy people for many decades because of Trump and the Republicans...oh...and the nitwits who voted for them. I can promise you, some of those folks will stand before these lunatics seeking justice and instead will get religious gobblety goop.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-21 05:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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Texas is run by religious fanatics who keep putting religious fanatics in charge. like this idiot judge. Impeach the SOB, join the well informed.

#11 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-01-21 02:53 PM | Reply

BAY

The judge got the highest censor and will be back on the bench on January 31st.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-21 02:59 PM | Reply

The judge got the highest censor ...

You base this on what?

#13 | Posted by et_al at 2018-01-21 03:11 PM | Reply

ET AL

It's in the article.

"Robison, who also presides in Hays and Caldwell counties, did not respond to a message left with his court coordinator, Steve Thomas, who said the case is still pending. Robison is scheduled to return to the bench in Comal County on Jan. 31.

#14 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-21 03:19 PM | Reply

I'm asking about the "censor" which I assume should be censure.

#15 | Posted by et_al at 2018-01-21 03:29 PM | Reply

The state of Texas just needs to secede already.

#9 | POSTED BY ABORTED_MONSON AT 2018-01-21 04:54 AM

But God forbid if California attempts to secede...

Can't have it both ways DRtard.

#16 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-21 03:55 PM | Reply

ET AL

You are right about that. The article pointed out that he was "sensured" (my mistake) in 2011 for overstepping his authority.

Sorry about that. I didn't mean to mislead.

However, while this case is under appeal, he'll still be back on the bench on January 31 which is the part I found appalling. I thought he needed a refresher course at judge school.

#17 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-21 05:49 PM | Reply

... he'll still be back on the bench on January 31 which is the part I found appalling. I thought he needed a refresher course at judge school.

His district covers three counties. He rotates between them on a regular basis. He's due back in Comal County on the 31st.

He can't be summarily removed from the bench. Discipline goes through the Commission on Judicial Conduct. It can takes months to years. www.scjc.texas.gov

Here's a report on the 2011 matter. http://www.statesman.com/news/local/judge-reprimanded-for-improperly-jailing-man/
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#18 | Posted by et_al at 2018-01-21 06:16 PM | Reply

"He can't be summarily removed from the bench."

Justice, meet miscarriage.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-21 07:05 PM | Reply

Come one, Comal!

#20 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-01-21 07:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

"He can't be summarily removed from the bench."

Justice, meet constitution.

#21 | Posted by et_al at 2018-01-21 10:00 PM | Reply

I already said that, but thanks for calling out the Constitution as the specific reason this kangaroo court passes for a justice system.

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-22 12:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No concern for rule of law, thinks his schizophrenia is God talking to him, and apologetic to child traffickers and pedophilia -- Judge Robison must be gearing up to run for office as a republican.

#23 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-01-22 12:16 PM | Reply

When you talk to God, you're praying, but when God talks to you, you're nuts.

#24 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2018-01-22 04:33 PM | Reply

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