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This is wild, even by Texas standards: The judge in a death penalty case *hired the prosecutor* as his law clerk during trial.

And no one told the defense for 17 years!

Here’s more, from the latest filing in Clinton Young’s case: documentcloud.org/documents/7197…
In 2002 - before trial - the county attorney told the prosecutor/law clerk to stop doing that shit and not be law clerk for cases that he was also the prosecutor on.
But he... apparently just did not listen or care and went right ahead and law clerked for the judge during a death penalty trial.
And he did it on a whole bunch of cases at the same time! (This seems like a lot of extra side-work for prosecutor?? Does he sleep ever?)
Oh and he did it on the initial writ in the Young case too!
And then in 2008, the IRS audited the Midland County DA’s Office over it
BUT GUESS WHAT! He kept doing it!!
And then he did it some more!!
Shockingly, he then appears to have gotten into hot water when he allegedly had some ex parte communications with the judge
Then allegedly failed to turn over some exculpatory evidence:
Then FINALLY in 2019 - 17 years after this all started - the DA’s office suddenly discovered (?) that this dude had been working as a law clerk for the judge and prosecutor on the same case ~for more than a decade~
And thus now he is filing this writ application, which is a very good read so here is the whole thing again. This is wild. Enjoy. documentcloud.org/documents/7197…
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