Thursday, November 03, 2005

This has to be embarrassing

TalkLeft highlights Another Judicial Recusal in DeLay Case:
Two days after U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay won a fight to get a new judge in his case, prosecutors on Thursday succeeded in ousting the Republican jurist responsible for selecting the new judge. Administrative Judge B.B. Schraub recused himself after District Attorney Ronnie Earle filed a motion asking for his removal from the case.
Y'see, the judge who got removed from the case gave a bunch of money to Democrats. But the judge who took him off the case gave a bunch of money to Republicans.

DeLay's tactic cuts both ways, and I think this is another example of why DeLay shouldn't have pushed for this particular precedent. It criminalizes political activity. Plus, it draws a rather bright line between criminalizing politics and his indictment for politicizing crime.