Election Day at the Harris County Criminal Courthouse
Since it was raining today I used the tunnel system to get to the courthouse therefore I was unable to see what type of line there was outside the criminal courthouse. I suspect that it was relatively a short one for a Tuesday morning since today is election day and all the Harris County, Criminal County Court benches are up for election. This is the first time since I became a lawyer that these judges have been worried about being re-elected. Once I got into the Criminal Justice building the usual human road blocks to the elevators were not present. In fact, there was an empty elevator waiting for me. I can count on one hand when this last happened to me since the building opened. The courtrooms that I attended were also lacking the crowds that are typical during a midweek docket call. The lack of people in the courtrooms made it easier to speak to the prosecutors. I wish every day was like today. I wonder what tomorrow will bring.