Dozen of Lawyers defend federal Houston judge from apparent DOJ character attack
Feb 20, 2019 11:06 AM EST
A federal judge criticized for barring a female prosecutor from his Houston courtroom has the backing of about a dozen lawyers who said the Justice Department unfairly attacked his character.
Flanked by civil and criminal defense lawyers, one-time congressman Craig Washington said he drove from Bastrop on Tuesday to defend longtime U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes from allegations of controversial remarks perceived as racist or sexist. Washington dismissed the criticism as false.