Published on May 5, 2009 | by LawNews
Prof. Monroe Freeman Quoted in Texas Lawyer
Professor of Law Monroe H. Freedman was quoted in the following Texas Lawyer article.
Ethics Experts Claim CCA Presiding Judge Sharon Keller Should Go
By Mary Alice Robbins
April 27, 2009
There was ‘widespread unhappiness’ about Keller’s answer to the commission’s charges, Schuwerk says, because Keller argues that Richard would have been executed anyway after the U.S. Supreme Court decided in Baze v. Rees that lethal injection was not a cruel and unusual form of punishment. That is not what this case is about, Schuwerk says. This case is about whether Richard received due process of law before he was executed, he says.
Hofstra University School of Law professor Monroe Freedman, who participated in writing the declaration, says the group became aware through the media of the charges the judicial conduct commission brought against Keller.
Freedman says Cummins did the first draft of the declaration. Freedman says he wrote a second draft of the declaration and then others made contributions. ‘It was very much a group effort,’ he says.
Cummins, when asked if the declaration’s authors are against the death penalty, says, ‘That subject did not come up.’