Once Again, Court Says No to Parole Board

In a case of "Won't they ever learn"? a federal judge, Judge Lee Yeakel, issued a preliminary injunction preventing the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles from imposing Condition X without due process.

While the issue of the Board's policy of making prisoners waive their due process rights prior to being granted parole, as described in a previous post, was not before the court Judge Yeakel indicated it wouldn't pass Constitutional muster either, which any attorney not firmly in the pocket of the state could have told them.

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles determination to continue to try and find ways around the Constitution is likely to continue until the court begins sanctioning the state and/or the individual board members.

You can look forward to the lawsuits continuing.

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