Former Judge Who Was Caught Texting Instructions To Prosecutors Now Running For District Attorney Post, by Tim Cushing, techdirt Blog
Her resignation from the bench was effective December 6. The press release announcing her campaign to run for district attorney of Polk County came out two days later. This should be interesting. Let’s see what happens. -CCE
Former Texas Judge Elizabeth Coker resigned from the bench on December 6, 2013. She announced that she was running for District Attorney on December 8, 2013.
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Judges are supposed to be impartial arbiters of justice. However, former Texas judge Elizabeth Coker felt the prosecution needed a helping hand now and then to ensure “justice” was done and provided hints via text messages to district attorneys. Once evidence of her ex parte communications became public knowledge after an investigation, Coker resigned — or as she put it, ‘took one for the team.’