Not only has Governor Greg Abbott retroactively removed jail time as a punishment for disobeying his executive order, but now the Texas Supreme Court has stepped in and ordered Shelley Luther to be released from jail:
The Supreme Court of Texas has ordered Shelley Luther be released from Dallas County jail! pic.twitter.com/lU7KHzJPGi
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) May 7, 2020
If there was any doubt at all as to whether Dallas officials should release Shelley Luther after the governor’s move this morning, I think this order by the court makes it clear.
This is more great news for Luther, who should be released no later than 4pm today.
The judge who ordered this, Judge Eric Moye, really stepped into a hornets nest by putting her in jail. Sadly I doubt anything will be done to him, as he was technically working within the confines of the executive order.