Williamson County state district Judge Ken Anderson, who oversaw the wrongful murder conviction of Michael Morton in 1987, has submitted a letter to Gov. Rick Perry resigning his position effective immediately.
The next step is to bring the U.S. in line with a series of recent Supreme Court decisions that recognize juvenile offenders as being immature, impulsive, and highly susceptible to peer pressure, and therefore less culpable than adult offenders.
Mandatory minimum sentences for certain crimes produce good campaign speeches and lousy justice. Attorney General Eric Holder has told federal prosecutors to stop charging nonviolent drug offenders with crimes that carry mandatory minimum sentences.
With the rise in divorce and child custody battles, child abuse charges have become a weapon of choice, often times false, and it is these dales accusations that is tearing apart lives, affecting all involved.