A judge has acquitted Dallas County district attorney Craig Watkins of a contempt charge, a charge Watkins has been fighting against for months.
Dallas County’s top prosecutor will appear in front of a judge on Friday, but this time he will be on the other side of the courtroom.
Dallas County commissioners are considering joining the federal voting rights challenge to the state’s new voter ID law. That law requires voters to present photo ID to vote in person.
There was a legal setback for Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins on Monday.
The judge who cited the Dallas County district attorney for contempt of court will remain on the case — though not for very long.
An administrative judge will hear final arguments on whether a judge who cited the Dallas County district attorney for contempt of court should be removed from the case.
There is a legal showdown going on in court between Dallas County’s top prosecutor and a judge who held him in contempt.
District Attorney Craig Watkins came to court as a defendant — facing a criminal contempt of court charge. But Watkins and his legal team soon left after winning a stay of the order.
The Dallas County district attorney on Monday won an unexpected stay of an order holding him in contempt of court, after his attorney’s highlighted problems with the order.
Dallas County district attorney Craig Watkins will appear in court to defend himself against a contempt-of-court allegation in a case that could land him in jail.
Craig Watkins spoke with 105.3 The Fan about the next moves for Josh Brent now that he is sitting in jail after twice violating the terms of his bail agreement.
Dallas County Sheriff’s Department has thrown a ring of security around top county officials, especially District Attorney Craig Watkins, who feels his office is especially vulnerable. “What we’ve seen basically is a chilling effect on our ability to do our jobs,” he told reporters outside the Dallas County Commissioners Court Tuesday.