Letters to the Editor

Don’t criticize clerk

In response to the article, “Ex-justice joins case against clerk,”(Sept. 28), on the manner Tom Wilder’s office has handled court orders, based on my great familiarity with that office, which began when I represented former District Clerk Jim Boorman, the clerk’s office has done nothing more than obey orders signed by the courts.

The clerk’s office does not prepare those orders.

Those who obtained the orders prepared them. The clerk’s office has no discretion in whether to obey an order. Only an appellate court can set aside such an order.

Following the law an officeholder did not make and has no power to change should be extolled, not criticized.

Tom Wilder deserves to continue in office.

— James Shelby Sharpe, Fort Worth

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