A Texas judge has reportedly admitted she sent nude pictures to a bailiff in her court, and that she has taken illegal drugs during her tenure on the bench.
A Texas state commission is arguing that the Texas Supreme Court should suspend Harris County Judge Hilary Green. Green reportedly admitted to using marijuana and ecstasy in addition to the sexting charges.
Green has served as Justice of the Peace since 2007, and was re-elected in November 2016 in a landslide victory.
The commission wants Green barred from the bench. It has filed a petition claiming Green misrepresented her relationship with a convict to hide her illegal purchases of cough syrup, a substance Green was reportedly addicted to for a year.
The judge’s attorney, Chip Babcock, is arguing that Judge Green cannot be removed from her bench.
Answering to the charge of why Green did not remove her sexting partner from the courtroom, Babcock said that the Judge does not have the authority to do so.