Media Coverage


Double standard
Special court should reconsider dismissal of complaints against Judge Keller.
by Editorial Board

Houston Chronicle
Nov 4, 2010

Taxpayers not liable for Keller’s legal fees, court says
by Chuck Lindell

Austin American-Statesman
Nov 4, 2010

Disgraced Sharon Keller to Run for Re-election; Gloats that She “Won” Despite Fact That Case Thrown Out on Technicality

Texas Moratorium Network Blog
Oct 15, 2010

Case Closed: Special Court of Review Vacates Public Warning, Charges Against Keller
Texas Lawyer
Oct 15, 2010

Special court throws out Keller rebuke, ending case
Austin American-Statesman
Oct 11, 2010

Keller appeal marked by byzantine legal debates
Grits for Breakfast
Sept 20, 2010

Hearing set for Sept 20 on Keller dismissal request
Austin American-Statesman
Sept 14, 2010

Judge Sharon Keller wants her rebuke voided
Austin American-Statesman
July 30, 2010

The Public Has Been Offically Warned about Sharon Keller; Read Text of the Decision Available on the TMN Blog
Texas Moratorium Network blog
July 17, 2010

Judge Sharon Keller rebuked, but avoids ouster
Austin American-Statesman
July 17, 2010

Keller warned, but keeps post, in death penalty case
Houston Chronicle
July 17, 2010

Panel begins deliberating after hearing on Texas criminal appeals court’s top judge
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
June 18, 2010

Sharon Keller Case in Hands of Judicial Conduct Commission
Texas Lawyer
June 18, 2010

Judge Keller to Face Disciplinary Panel
June 18, 2010

Demonstration and Public Hearing Regarding Judge Sharon “Killer” Keller

Date: June 18,2010
Time: Demonstration at 8:00 AM, Hearing at 9 AM
Location: John H. Reagan State Office Building
105 West 15th Street
Austin, Texas

Sharon Keller Could Be Suspended From Office If Misdemeanor Criminal Charges Are Filed Against Her

Scott Cobb at Burnt Orange Report
May 10, 2010

Text of Order from Ethics Commission Fining Sharon Keller $100,000
Texas Moratorium Network
April 30, 2010

Judge Keller fined $100,000 for disclosure lapses:
Fine is commission’s largest-ever civil penalty against a politician
Austin American-Statesman
April 30, 2010

Public Hearing Scheduled in Sharon Keller Case for June 18 in Austin
Texas Moratorium Network
April 1, 2010

Special prosecutors press their case against judge
San Antonio Express-News
Feb. 17, 2010

Prosecutors: death row judge deserves punishment
by Paul Weber
Feb. 17, 2010

Effort to Remove Judge Resumes
Austin American-Statesman
Feb. 17, 2010

Examiner’s objections due soon in Sharon Keller removal proceedings
Grits for Breakfast
Feb. 2, 2010

Lawmaker, Ethicist Differ Over Findings in Sharon Keller Case:
Texas Lawyer
Jan. 20, 2010

Ethics Case: Keller is lucky judge wasn’t just like her
Rick Casey
Houston Chronicle
Jan. 20, 2010

Ruling Backs Judge Who Rejected Post-5 P.M. Appeal
by John Schwartz
New York Times
Jan. 20, 2010

Daughter of inmate wants suit against judge opened:
Keller’s testimony in 2 courts cited in plea for reinstatement.
Austin American-Statesman
Nov. 6, 2009

Tough Fight at Sharon Keller’s Ethics Hearing
By Mary Alice Robbins
Texas Lawyer
Aug. 24, 2009

Decision may take months on judge in execution case
New York Times, reprinted in Dallas Morning News
Aug. 22, 2009

Keller trial wraps up with harsh criticism
Austin American Statesman
By Chuck Lindell,
Aug. 21, 2009

Judge says she would do ‘nothing different’
By Chuck Lindell,
Aug. 20, 2009

Texas Judge on Trial for Refusing to Hear Appeal Hours Before Death Row Prisoner’s Execution
Democracy Now! Interview with Scott Cobb,
Aug. 19, 2009

Fellow judge says Keller violated procedure in death row case
Austin American Statesman
By Chuck Lindell,
Aug. 18, 2009

Anti-Empathy, Anti-Judge Goes on Trial
CBS News
By Andrew Cohen,Courtwatch,
Sunday, Aug. 17, 2009

Death penalty debate peripheral to Keller trial
Austin American Statesman
By Chuck Lindell
Sunday, Aug. 17, 2009

Fate of high-level Texas judge rests in San Antonio courtroom
San Antonio Express News
By Craig Kapitan – Express-News,
Monday, Aug. 17, 2009

Sharon Keller FAQ
Answers about this week’s trial of the state’s highest criminal judge

Austin American Statesman
By Chuck Lindell
Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009

A Texas Judge on Trial: Closed to a Death-Row Appeal?
Time Magazine
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009

She Said, He Said: Depositions Reveal Disputed Points in Judge Sharon Keller Controversy
by Mary Alice Robbins, Texas Lawyer
August 10, 2009

Keller to attack credibility of defense lawyers at her trial
Austin American-Statesman
August 2, 2009

The Judgment of Sharon Keller
by Michael Hall,
Texas Monthly
August 2009

Sharon Keller’s Trial to Be Held in San Antonio Instead of Austin
Texas Moratorium Network Blog
June 18, 2009

Sharon Keller amends financial report to include $2.4 million in assets
Dallas Morning News
May 2, 2009

Approve resolution calling for impeachment of Keller
by State Rep. Lon Burnam
Houston Chronicle
May 2, 2009

Ethicists Call for Removal of Sharon Keller
Texas Moratorium Network Blog
April 22, 2009

Legislative Hearing Set for April 27 on Sharon Keller Impeachment Resolution
Texas Moratorium Network Blog
April 15, 2009

Keller trial to begin August 17, 2009
Austin American-Statesman
April 7, 2009

Civil and Criminal Complaints filed against Judge Keller
Houston Chronicle
March 31, 2009

Burnam continues push to have impeachment hearings for Keller
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
March 30, 2009

Judge Keller’s disclosures omit nearly $2 million in real estate, public records show
Dallas Morning News
March 30, 2009

Let’s give Judge Keller a free lawyer

By RICK CASEY Houston Chronicle
March 26, 2009

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals judge’s actions called into question
Dallas Morning News
March 8, 2009

Keller legal defense expected to be expensive

Austin American-Statesman
Feb 27, 2009

Oh the Irony…Keller Gets Extension to File Response
Texas Moratorium Network Blog
Feb 24, 2009

Texas Judge in Jeopardy Over Death-Row Decision
Washington Post
February 24, 2009

COMMENTARY: JOHN KELSO. Execution, schmexecution: She was waitin’ on the repair guy

Austin American-Statesman
Feb 24, 2009

Judge’s ethics case may hinge on phone calls

Austin American-Statesman
Feb 22, 2009

Impeachment push from Burnam continues as ethics panel awaits response from embattled judge

Fort Worth Star Telegram
Feb 21, 2009

Texas Judge May Lose Job Over Appeal in Death Case
New York Times
Feb 19, 2009

Notice of Formal Proceedings Against Sharon Keller

Texas Moratorium Network Blog.Feb 19, 2009

Texas judge faces public hearing for conduct over 2007 death-penalty appeal
Dallas Morning News
Feb 19, 2009

Feb 19, 2009: New York Times Editorial:
“Investigating Judge Keller”.

Press Release: Lawmaker Seeks Impeachment of State Judge. Published Feb 16, 2009

Sharon Keller is Texas’ Judge Dread
Dallas Observer Cover Story
By Matt Pulle
Published: January 17, 2008

Locking justice’s door / Texas Court of Criminal Appeals chief justice’s unethical, outrageous blocking of a death row appeal merits the most severe legal sanctions.
Houston Chronicle Editorial
Published: October 16, 2007

Judge in death penalty case violated policies
By R.G. RATCLIFFE : Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau
Keller ordered the clerk to close at the usual time: 5 p.m. No written policies regarding those matters existed on that date (Sept. 25),” Keller wrote.

Death judge broke rules
By Rick Casey : Houston Chronicle

Protestors Call for Appeals Judge Sharon Keller to Resign
Nov 16, 2007 MYFox Austin

Death penalty foes want top judge out
Nov. 17, 2007 Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Repudiating Keller: Presiding judge slapped by rules change
Nov. 9, 2007 Houston Chronicle Editorial Board

Texas Monthly to Call for Impeaching Sharon Keller
Nov 8, 2007

Wife of Executed Death Row Prisoner Sues Judge (with video, including shots of website)


MyFoxHouston, Nov 7, 2007

Wife of executed killer
blames judge for husband’s death
(with video)

November 7, 2007 

By Rucks Russell / 11

Today’s legal lynchings
Dec 7, 2007 The Daily Texan

Nov. 8, 2007, 12:00AM

Wife of executed killer sues judge who blocked appeal

Lawsuit claims order to close the court clerk’s office violated his rights


sends message to court

Nov. 7, 2007
Executed Inmate’s widow to file suit against Sharon Keller

Nov. 7, 2007

Court says it will take e-filings in death cases

Lawyers’ outcry over closed doors for killer’s appeal leads to decision

Texas slammed the door on a death-row appeal
Corpus Christi Caller Times, TX
Nov 4, 2007

Nov. 1, 2007, 10:33PM

Execution moratorium extended all but one life

Lethal injection ruling too late for Michael Richard By DAVID R. DOW

Afterhours protest targets Texas judge’s home
CBS 42, TX –Oct 31, 2007

Protest hits home for Texas judge who refused to hear late appeal
UT The Daily Texan, TX – Oct 31, 2007
By Amanda DeBard

Protesters picket outside judge’s home
News 8 Austin, TX –Oct 31, 2007

Appellate Judge called ‘out of control’

10/28/2007 Express-News R.G. Ratcliffe

Hello?, Hello?!, Criminal Justice
Fort Worth Star-Telegram Editorial, Oct 31, 2007

The Sharon Keller Disgrace: Opening Halls of Justice
Dallas Morning News Editorial Board, Oct 30, 2007

Protestors Call for Texas Judge to Resign
KVUE, Oct 30, 2007

Killer Keller must resign
UT The Daily Texan, TX –Oct 18, 2007

Rebeca Chapa: In Texas, hang ’em high justice has dropped to a new low
San Antonio Express-News

Lawyers say judge violated executed man’s rights Houston Chronicle (Front Page Article)

More lawyers join criticism of Keller
Houston Chronicle
Published: October 19, 2008

Opinions divided on judge in dispute over condemned man
Houston Chronicle
Published: October 17, 2008


Twenty Lawyers File Complaint Against CCA Presiding Judge Sharon Keller Texas Lawyer

Deadlines are a Keller McBlogger

Calling foul on Texas Judge Sharon Keller The Swanky Conservative

TMN Plans to File Official Complaint Against Sharon Keller with State Commission on Judicial Conduct Texas Moratorium Network

Judges were prepared to ponder execution appeal Houston Chronicle


Judicial criticism Houston Chronicle

Texas Death Penalty Blog Commission on Judicial Conduct should investigate Judge Sharon keller Texas Death Penalty

Things to remember about executions Fort Worth Star-Telegram

MySpace pulls parody profile The Daily Texan Septermber 2006
Creators say they used site to criticize pro-death penalty judge’s ‘extremist’ actions

Killer Page, Your Honor! Houston Press September 2006

Naked City Austin Chronicle September 2006

Another DeLay judge out Houston Chronicle 2005

Sharon Keller hits the trifecta Off the Kuff 2003

Interview: Judge Sharon Keller PBS Front Line