Stop Etta Mullin from ever becoming a judge again!

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This petition is to request that Etta Mullin immediately withdraw from consideration as judge for Dallas County Criminal Court No. 10.  Frankly speaking, as detailed in the opinion below, Etta Mullin is simply unfit to be a Texas judge.

In a 29 page opinion (http://www.scjc.texas.gov/media/34156/In-re-Mullin.pdf filed on October 21, 2015, Docket No. 15-0002, a Special Court of Review appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas unanimously held:

"[Judge Etta Mullin's] actions show recurring behavior with respect to her (1) failure to treat attorneys with the requisite patience, dignity, and courtesy expected of a Texas judge, (2) improper interference in recusal proceedings, and (3) improper handling of plea bargain cases.  The number of incidents establish a persistent course of conduct in each of these areas that is fundamentally inconsistent with the high standards by which a Texas judge is expected to behave." 

"[Judge Mullin] showed a lack of consideration for court-goers and thus failed to act with the courtesy expected of a judicial officer. See Tex. Code Jud. Conduct, Canon 3."  "Even after it became apparent that [her] unconventional ... practices were creating longer waiting times and other difficulties, the respondent refused to make changes to address the problem."

"[Judge Etta Mullin's] actions constitute a willful or persistent course of conduct that casts public discredit upon the judiciary and the administration of justice, in violation of Article V, section 1-a(6)A of the Texas Constitution."  

"And we find...willful conduct, committed in bad faith...[constituting] an intentional or grossly indifferent misuse of judicial office."

For the above reasons cited in the October 21st, 2015, opinion of the Special Court of Review, and for many other reasons too numerous to detail here, we, the undersigned, hereby urge Etta Mullin to withdraw her candidacy for County Criminal Court No. 10 of Dallas County.

 



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