Mary Alice Robbins, a reporter for Texas Lawyer, who attended yesterday’s press conference at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has a quote from one of the 20 lawyers who filed the complaint:

Broadus Spivey, a former State Bar of Texas president and a partner in Austin’s Spivey & Grigg, is another of the 20 attorneys who joined in filing the complaint. Spivey says in an interview that he was appalled when he read newspaper reports that Keller closed the court’s office before Richard’s attorneys could file the motion for a stay.

“It shows an amazing lack of sensitivity to constitutional rights,” Spivey says. “No matter how guilty a person is, give him a right to be heard.”

In their law practices, Herring and Spivey represent clients in cases involving lawyers’ professional responsibility.

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