As reported in the Waco Tribune-Herald this evening, I have appealed the light punishment meted out to U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith, Jr. You can read the full appeal letter by clicking here. Here’s an excerpt:
…one must wonder how many felonies a judge needs to commit before the Judicial Council is willing to recommend impeachment. Is one not enough? If a courthouse security officer had forcibly groped E.S., he would have been fired summarily and probably arrested. He certainly would not have gotten away with a reprimand, sensitivity training, and a reduced workload at full pay.