Court Throws Out Conviction Of Texas Man Who Was Given Electrical Shocks By A Judge For Failing To “Follow The Rules”

JONATHAN TURLEY

downloadsafety-sign-high-voltageThe Texas Eighth Court of Appeals in El Paso has thrown out the conviction of Terry Lee Morris after Judge George Gallagher ordered him to be shocked with a stun belt to induce him to “follow the rules.”  Gallagher’s actions were a disgrace and constitutes at a minimum assault upon a defendant.  He should be removed from the bench for his actions in the 2014 trial.  It is astonishing that he remains on the bench after such abuse of a criminal defendant. I have been a long critic of stun belts in court.

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Utopia - you are standing in it promotes a classical liberal view of the world and champion the mass flourishing of humanity through capitalism and the rule of law. The origin of the blog is explained in the first blog post at https://utopiayouarestandinginit.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/why-call-my-blog-utopia-you-are-standing-in-it/

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