I keep hearing about this Amazon thing. Maybe some day I will try it.

Texas judges

Texas judges are known for lots of things. Here's a new one.

https://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Find_A_Lawyer&template=/Customsource/MemberDirectory/MemberDirectoryDetail.cfm&ContactID=296377

The Honorable Judge Young Min C. Burkett. Texas Bar #24058627, granted June 2007.

J. D. from "Texas Tech University", granted 2005.

Well it turns out she was here on a student visa going to law school and when she graduated in 2005 her visa expired as well. Now it's odd a foreign student can get a student visa to go to US law school given such a degree is ONLY good for jobs in the US.

What's interesting is that it took her two years of attempts to pass the bar due to her poor command of English, and that she was then appointed to be a municipal judge in Corpus Christi where she has been working ever since.

And it just came to light that she is not a US citizen, nor does she have a valid visa to be in the US.

This week she was placed on a leave of absence to resolve her status as an illegal alien.

Texas has stated that all her rulings are still valid though.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
May 18th, 2017 12:06pm
Under Texas law, you have to be a "qualified voter" to be a judge.

Since she is not a US citizen, she is not a qualified voter since she doesn't have the right to vote.

The other issues are considered unimportant.

She has married a US citizen. However, it's unclear whether this will be enough to get citizenship since there are plenty of stories of illegal aliens getting deported despite getting married because they got married after they became illegal. If you get married while you are here legally things are easier.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
May 18th, 2017 12:08pm
No criminal charges will be made because they say no one bothered to ask her if she was qualified to be a judge when they appointed her, so she never lied or misrepresented herself.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
May 18th, 2017 12:11pm
RP, stop messing around with my sister! You don't like Korean???
Permalink WorldRover 
May 18th, 2017 12:13pm
Will this render all her judgements null and void?
Permalink Sangamon 
May 18th, 2017 12:17pm
No, they say even though she was not legally a judge, her judgements will stand. If I had one of her judgements and didn't like it, I might want to challenge that though.

News articles about this say everyone talks about what a hard worker she was and how her judgements were fair.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
May 18th, 2017 12:18pm
I think there might be something there. Why pay judges all this money and benefits? We should just bring people in from overseas to be judges. They are hard workers.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
May 18th, 2017 12:18pm
What became of all those convictions resulting from discredited FBI hair and fiber forensics?
Permalink Sangamon 
May 18th, 2017 12:20pm
They stand unless you can manage to raise a defense from inside prison.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
May 18th, 2017 12:42pm
Dysfunctional civil administration?
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
May 18th, 2017 1:15pm
I thought that was Kansas.  Mostly.  "Dis-functional" that is.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
May 18th, 2017 1:22pm
> "Dis-functional" that is.

?????
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
May 18th, 2017 1:37pm
Spell checker.  Alright, "Dysfunctional Civil Administration" == Kansas.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
May 18th, 2017 2:12pm

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