Today,November 7, 2007, the American Rights Association will hold a press conference announcing the filing of a federal lawsuit in Houston, Texas, on behalf of the wife of Michael Richard against disgraced Judge Sharon Keller who caused the death of inmate Michael Richard, September 25, 2007, when she stopped the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals from hearing what would have been a 100% successful appeal to stay Mr. Richard’s execution.
Judge Keller violated her solemn oath as a judge and attorney when she unconstitutionally, without any authority, prevented the now deceased Michael Richard from having his case reviewed by a court as was his right under the law by ordering the court closed. Other judges were diligently waiting for the appeal which never came. Every execution date since Michael Richard’s has been stayed because the Supreme Court of the United States has decided to hear a Kentucky case whether lethal injection executions are Cruel and Unusual Punishment under the Constitution.
When Judge Keller, without legal authority, closed the court to Richard’s appeal she violated his due process rights as well as the Texas Constitution guarantee that all courts shall be open, and every person ¦shall have remedy by due course of law.
A press conference will be held with the wife of Michael Richard.
WHERE: Federal Courthouse, 515 Rusk, Houston, Texas
TIME: Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 3:00 pm
CONTACT: Randall Kallinen
President, American Rights Association