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Texas Appeals Court Takes Up Legal Fight Over Judge's Delay In Signing Inmate's Execution Order

Updated: Nov 18, 2023

by Nicole Hensley

Published on June 1, 2022

Preview: A judge’s delay in signing a death warrant — which effectively sets the date of a defendant’s execution — has led to a series of volleys in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals between the defendant’s lawyers, the jurist herself and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, who contend that a judge’s duty is to sign the order without discretion.

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