Good news: Lana Shadwick of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office’s Appellate Section, formerly of Fulbright & Jaworski (and a bunch of other places that have nothing to do with the trial of criminal cases), has decided to run for criminal court judge.
I heard the news that Shadwick would be running in the Republican primary against Kristin Guiney (who outclasses Shadwick across the board, and who I think will likely make a terrific judge) I thought, “It’s Christmas in July!”
Why is it such good news? Not because Shadwick is even remotely qualified for the bench—she’s not—but because it will provide for highly entertaining blogging. You see, the name on the ballot will be Lana Shadwick, but she’ll always be The Lateral Hire to me.