"Anderson inquiry played to 2 audiences," is Chuck Lindell's report for the Austin American-Statesman.
Theatrics peppered with scornful bickering punctuated former prosecutor Ken Anderson’s court of inquiry last week as each side played to two audiences — the judge who will decide Anderson’s fate, and the public that has watched the Michael Morton saga unfold for the past 18 months.
Attorney pro tem Rusty Hardin set the tone early, much to the annoyance of Anderson and his legal team, by announcing that, before the court convened, he had provided the former district attorney with a copy of everything he planned to introduce as evidence.
Sturns won’t rule on the case until at least April. If he finds reason to believe that Anderson violated state law in his prosecution of Morton, he is required to issue an arrest warrant, the first step toward a potential trial on criminal charges.
"Ken Anderson's Testimony Caps Dramatic Inquiry" is Brandi Grissom's Texas Tribune report.
Friday’s dramatic and at times awkward testimony marked the crescendo of a week of emotional testimony in a case that has gripped national headlines since August 2011, when DNA showed Morton was innocent.
The case has become an example among those who advocate for criminal justice reform of why prosecutors ought to be held accountable for mistakes that cost innocent people years in prison. A finding by the court of inquiry that Anderson committed criminal violations could result in the arrest of the former Williamson County district attorney.
Morton said his impression was that Anderson accepted no responsibility for the injustice he suffered.
"I was hoping for more," he said. "I think we saw someone who is still struggling with denial and anger."
Earlier coverage of the Anderson Court of Inquiry begins at the link.
February 8th coverage includes, "An emotional Anderson has his day in court," in the Statesman; "Drama Erupts as Anderson Court of Inquiry Nears Its End," in the Tribune.
February 7th coverage was, "Anderson court of inquiry hearing peppered with testy exchanges," in the Statesman; "Morton Calls Anderson's Inquiry 'Road to Accountability'," in the Tribune.
February 6th coverage was, "Colleague: Ex-DA worked to keep notes from defense," in the Statesman; "Anderson Inquiry Continues With Former Asst Prosecutor," in the Tribune.