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Josh Schaffer

Judge John Stevens of Criminal District Court in Jefferson County has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate an unusual incident that took place over two years ago.

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Judge Cory Crenshaw vows to honor legacy of Judge Lupe Flores (inset).

“He was a humble man, and he believed in the righteousness of law tempered with mercy.”

 

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Crenshaw (left and inset) looks on as he awaits the appointment decision.

In a split vote of the Jefferson County Commissioners, the panel elected 3/2 to approve appointing First Assistant Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw as Judge of County Court at Law #2 during a regular meeting of the elected officials held Monday, June 22.

Beaumont NAACP chapter president Paul Jones said he wanted to see a minority appointed to the seat vacated by Judge Lupe Flores.

The majority of commissioners stated that racial lines were not as important as character and ability.

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Every day in courthouses throughout the United States, panels of prospective jurors file into courtrooms to be questioned about their suitability for service in a process called voir dire – literally “to speak the truth.” Prosecutors and defense attorneys are guided through this by a judge who inevi

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Supporters applaud Judge Donald J. Floyd (center) of the 172nd District Court.

Donald J. Floyd, judge of the 172nd District Court of Jefferson County, kicked off his campaign for re-election Monday, Nov. 18, in front of the old courthouse at 1001 Pearl St. in downtown Beaumont.

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