I just blogged about “Michael Morton and another recurring inquiry into alleged prosecutorial misconduct” and how Morton’s lawyers turned up problems with critical evidence that was withheld in the original trial and which – had it been shared – might have kept Morton from rotting in prison for a quarter century.
At the original trial, Williamson County D.A. Ken Anderson was front and center and given the facts that have now turned up, Morton’s lawyers have filed pleadings asking for an investigation into Ken Anderson’s conduct as District Attorney. The thing is, though, that Ken Anderson is now District Judge Ken Anderson.
Nevertheless, Morton’s lawyers want the Texas State Bar and the State Commission on Judicial Conduct to review whether any laws were broken and more significantly, if Judge Anderson ought to be removed from the bench and disbarred.
As the Times editorialized, “The Innocence Project’s report makes a compelling case that Mr. Anderson, now a state judge, disobeyed “a direct order from the trial court to produce the exculpatory police reports from the lead investigator” in the case.”