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Judge Robert Johnson Jr. of Houston; dimwit, serial scofflaw


The State of Texas provided Robert Clark Johnson Jr. with a law license in 2001 after he graduated from Texas Southern University School of Law.


The Texas Fair Defense Project and Texas Civil Rights filed an ethics complaint with the State Commission on Judicial Conduct alleging that Bobby engaged in the following misconduct involving the appointment of attorneys to represent indigent criminal defendants.

  • Out of 1,347 cases through 2020, Bobby only appointed 2 cases to County paid Public Defenders
  • 99.85% of Randy’s appointments for indigent defendant were to private attorneys
  • Has willfully and persistently violated Texas law requiring judges to prioritize appointing their county’s public defender office to represent indigent defendants
  • Bobby’s refusal to comply with Texas law undermines constitutional and statutory protections for indigent people
  • Rather than comply with Texas Law in appointing public defenders, Bobby appoints private attorneys to defend felony cases in his courtroom, including attorneys who make a handsome profit by maintaining excessive court-appointed caseloads
  • Bobby’s conduct harms indigent people charged with crimes and creates the appearance of cronyism, further undermining public faith in the courts
  • Bobby’s conduct undermines constitutional and statutory protections for indigent people accused of serious crimes
  • Bobby’s conduct demonstrates a disregard for the law government attorney appointments
  • Bobby exhibits bias against County paid Public Defenders, and favoritism towards private attorneys
  • Private attorneys appointed by Frankie are paid hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer funds
  • Bobby consistently thumbed his nose at Texas law requiring him to give priority to the public defender’s office when appointing lawyers in criminal proceedings
  • Failed to comply with the law
  • Failed to act in a manner promoting public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary
  • Failed to maintain professional competence in the law (dimwit)
  • Failed to perform his judicial duties without bias or prejudice
  • Failed to exercise appointments impartially and on the basis of merit
  • Failed to avoid nepotism and favoritism
  • Despite being informed of his obligation under the law to prioritize appointing the Harris County Public Defender, Bobby routinely violates state law by appointing private lawyers to represent indigent defendants without first considering whether the public defender’s office has the capacity to handle the case
  • Bobby’s persistent violation of a ministerial duty, in favor of giving excessive paid appointments to a small number of private attorneys, violates the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct

All that remains now is to see what if any punishment is meted out to Bobby by the apologists for Judicial Misfits sitting on the Texas Supreme Court.


As we speak (ca. April 2021), Bobby practices his brand of law jurisprudence as a 177th Criminal District Court judge in Houston, Texas.



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