Texas Kills Trial Judge’s Attempt to Challenge Death Penalty

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Across the country, a lot of attention has been given to Kevin Fine, a trial court judge setting in Houston over a state criminal court. Texas has lots of criminal courts, and Houston’s Harris County has a number of folk presiding over the criminal bench -- but Judge Fine has become somewhat famous from that number because he had the temerity to take on the powers that be when he granted a single defense request for an evidentiary hearing in a pending murder case. (Actually, Judge Fine had first turned heads when he issued a ruling in the Green matter that the death penalty was unconstitutional, but he later nixed that decision and went forward on the hearing request.)

That single order, allowing a hearing to proceed, has been big news for awhile now. Why?

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