Facebook Friendship Not Proof of Judicial Bias?? Really??

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While being Facebook friends with the parent of a victim in an assault action may not prove bias, it certainly smells bad.

The judicial system rests on the impartiality of the decision-makers.  This judge may not have been biased in favor of his friend, but should have checked something as simple as a Facebook friend list before taking a case, disclosing the relationship to all sides and giving them a chance to request a new judge.

Maybe things are different in Texas

 

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