Houston Judge Accused Of An Array of Misconduct From Hiring Prostitutes To Drug Use To Ruling In Case Involving Lover

Houston Judge Hilary Green is the subject of an extraordinary report from the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct.  The Texas Supreme Court was given a detailed account that alleges that the justice of the peace used illegal drugs like ecstasy and marijuana as well as abused the cough syrup Tussionex. Some of the marijuana had been confiscated by the court bailiff.  It also alleged that she engaged in extramarital affairs and hired prostitutes.  She is also accused of sexting a court employee. Finally, she is accused of ruling in favor of a convicted conman despite her personal relationship with the defendant.  There is an interesting technicality being claimed by Green to bar consideration of much of her misconduct.

Witnesses against Green include her former husband, Ronald Green, and a former lover, Claude Barnes, who had a five-year extramarital affair with Hilary Green.  It is not clear why, given the criminality of some of these allegations, Judge Green has not been subject to a criminal charge if the facts are supported.  Her former husband claims that she lied to the commission about her ruling in favor of convicted conman Dwayne Jordon.  For his part, Barnes alleges that he and the judge hired prostitutes for “three-way” trysts and he was tasked with buying the pot for her.

According to the Houston Chronicle. Green admitted to using illegal drugs and abusing Tussionex, but denied the other charges.

Now here is the technicality: state law mandates that “an officer may not be removed … for an act the officer committed before election to office.” The question is what constitutes the period of office holding.  Green insists that the controlling date should be her 2016 re-election — making all of this simply interesting chatter.  However, the commission believes that the relative date is 2007 when she was first elected as a democratic candidate for Justice of the Peace.

 Notably, Green was re-elected to her seat in 2016 with more than 80 percent of the vote.  Her bio states that she received her undergraduate degree from University of Houston and her J.D. from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University.

30 thoughts on “Houston Judge Accused Of An Array of Misconduct From Hiring Prostitutes To Drug Use To Ruling In Case Involving Lover

  1. The community did not overwhelmingly support HG. Only 5.710 people voted out of 180,963 registered or 3.16%. Out of that 56.65% supported her in a runoff not 80%. Her opponent received 43.35%. In votes that means HG received 3,158 votes versus her opponents 2,415. Maybe the moral of the story is that we should care enough to vote.

  2. Her misdeeds seem to have a rather frantic aspect. It’s so egregious there was little hope she wouldn’t be caught, which brings her judgement to question – rather an important trait for a judge.

    She should be subject to the same laws that the rest of us are.

  3. I wonder if there is video. I bet we will find out since she may have to raise some money for attorney’s fees.

    She’s yet another product of an unranked law school, but don’t say anything because we really, really need some 300 law schools. Uh, half of which need to be immediately SHUT.

    • She’s yet another product of an unranked law school, but don’t say anything because we really, really need some 300 law schools. Uh, half of which need to be immediately SHUT.

      Well, the Is Law School a Losing Game? articles from the New York Times does a good job at describing the unemployment rate among alumnis of low-ranked schools; below is an extract:

      Tuition at even mediocre law schools can cost up to $43,000 a year. Those huge lecture-hall classes — remember “The Paper Chase”? — keep teaching costs down. There are no labs or expensive equipment to maintain. So much money flows into law schools that law professors are among the highest paid in academia, and law schools that are part of universities often subsidize the money-losing fields of higher education.

  4. Her assertion is baseless. The rule reads “election to office” not “re-election”. I very much doubt the crafters of these rules had the latter in mind.

    I also question the lack of criminal prosecution. It’s like I have said repeatedly, public officials are granted too much deference and are subject to a different criminal justice system.

  5. If she could only add some fraud, corruption, and a deep affinity for lying to her arsenal of activities, she’d be an excellent candidate for the Ninth Circuit.

  6. OMG! Prostitutes, too??? Oh, this person has earned an Irish Poem!

    Judge NOT???
    An Irish Poem by Squeeky Fromm

    Judicially, let me frank!
    Her “Honor” is naught but a skank!
    Smoking pot, and paid sex,
    Was not the apex—
    She even got caught drinking “drank*!!!”

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    *drank is the slang term for, as The Urban Dictionary, says:

    purple stuff,oil,sizzurp, whatever you wanna call it. Is a codine and promithazene mix that people from the south and H-town sip and sell.

  7. At least we have a great role-model in the White House to look up to. I mean tacky Country Club. I mean charlatan dimwit narcissist.

  8. Gosh, Professor! You report all this lady’s activities like they are a bad thing! Where’s your sense of humor?

    /sarc off

  9. She makes an interesting legal point. It is an elective office, not an office for life. She does seem to have lived an interesting life though. 🙂

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