Deanna Boyd’s story, “Hearings Should Have Been Open, Court Rules” on August 13 was a welcome and informative take on the judicial system that often obfuscates its purpose by not disseminating information to the media and public regarding juvenile suspects, unique circumstances notwithstanding.
Thanks to Star-Telegram Executive Editor Jim Witt and other media groups for their tenacity and perseverance to bring evidence to Fort Worth’s 2nd Court of Appeals that reversed the arbitrary closures that Judge Jean Boyd had implemented in her court.
Perchance the Texas Family Code Proceedings need to be re-evaluated and changed to reflect the 2nd Court Of Appeals’ decision if they have exclusive authority to do so beyond these two cases litegated against Judge Boyd.
The court found that the judge abused her discretionary powers and if there are other juvenile judges their opinion and ruling ought to be applicable to them too.
— Sharon Barrow, Fort Worth