#NEW: Texas Attorney General @KenPaxtonTX sent letter to Dallas Judge Eric Moye saying Moye abused his discretion by putting Shelley Luther, owner of Salon A La Mode, in jail for opening her business despite the #COVID19 shutdown. pic.twitter.com/pWficGXz67
— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) May 6, 2020
If you missed it, the judge sentenced her to jail because she refused to lie and say she was sorry for earning a lawful living.
The judge told Shelley Luther she
could avoid jail time if she apologized, admitted she was wrong, and agreed to close her hair salon until it was allowed to open.
This is her response…
— Andrea Lucia (@CBS11Andrea) May 5, 2020
Meanwhile, people are ridiculing the Chairborne Rangers who used an MRAP to shut down a bar in Odessa, Texas– calling these fatboys “Meal Team Six.”
Can’t the Governor Pardon her?
That would lead to her immediate release.
Why this intermediate step?
Because the judge jailed her unconstitutionally. A pardon means the offence would remain on her record.
No one, and I do mean NO ONE has the authority to deny you the right to earn a living conducting a lawful business.
I have to question the legality of these “enforced” shut downs. We know that the jailing of peaceful protestors violates the First Amendment.
One good thing; judges are elected in Texas, not appointed. This judge just killed any chance he might have of ever being reelected this November. He can also be brought up on judicial misconduct charges which could result in losing his law license.
Perhaps Pelosi should be jailed for personally and needlessly withholding desperately needed relief for those forced to close their businesses.
Perhaps this is why the Texas Supreme Court just ordered that judge to release her immediately.
Texas Gov. Abbott drops jail time for violating stay-at-home orders after furor over salon owner.