Texas Supreme Court Orders Shelley Luther Released From Jail [3rd UPDATE]

The Mid-Day Campaign Update

***UPDATE 3: Here is a video of her leaving the jail:

***UPDATE 2: Governor Abbott, in a meeting with President Trump at the White House, just announced that Mrs. Luther has been released from the Dallas County Jail.

***UPDATE: I had a bad feeling about this. The Dallas County Sheriff, Democrat Marion Brown, is now saying that because Mrs. Luther is being jailed for contempt of court, corrupt Judge Eric Moye’ must order her to be released. Also, Gov. Abbott does not have the authority to pardon someone who is being jailed for a contempt order.

This has now turned into a full-fledged Democrat attack on the State of Texas.

Do not be surprised if you read about the Governor sending Texas Rangers to the Dallas County Jail to force the release of this abused woman if Moye’ does not relent.

[End Update]

The Texas Supreme Court has now intervened in the ongoing travesty of justice in which salon owner Shelley Luther was sentence to 7 days in the Dallas County Jail by an overbearing Democrat judge. Late Thursday morning, Judge Eric Moye’ was ordered by the Supremes to release Ms. Luther from jail, where she was sentenced for contempt of court.


The Supreme Court intervened after Texas Governor Greg Abbott amended his shut-down order to prohibit authoritarian judges like Moye’ from throwing people in jail, an unintended consequence that the Governor obviously failed to consider when he issued his hasty and clearly unconstitutional order in March.

“Throwing Texans in jail who have had their businesses shut down through no fault of their own is nonsensical, and I will not allow it to happen,” Abbott said in a statement, adding that his order is retroactive to April 2 and supersedes local directives. “As some county judges advocate for releasing hardened criminals from jail to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is absurd to have these business owners take their place.”

It is indeed absurd, but it is also fair to again point out that it was Abbott’s order that set up the conditions under which corrupt judges could engage in such abusive behavior. Abbott, along with governors all over the country, acted hastily and without real forethought in shutting down their respective economies on the pretense of “flattening the curve” of the Wuhan Virus in March. He took that action without the need for a 13-committee, 39-member “Strike Force” similar to the one he is using for political cover during his carefully-planned, phased reopening now.

One of the unintended consequences of that rash action is that Mrs. Luther, along with several other business owners in Texas, have been forced by abusive judges to spend time in jail under what is in all likelihood an illegal order to begin with. In Ms. Luther’s case, she has spent 2 nights in a jail in which more than 240 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed.

This is a travesty and a scandal, and it must never be allowed to happen again.

That is all.

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16 thoughts on “Texas Supreme Court Orders Shelley Luther Released From Jail [3rd UPDATE]

  1. Jonesy - May 7, 2020

    Whitmer, Lightfoot, Deblasio, you guys listening?

    1. Silas - May 7, 2020

      The only thing they hear is imagined adulation they think deserve through their tyrannical behavior to save their constituents from the bad virus. All the while ignoring the pleas of said constituents to be allowed to get on with their lives.

      1. phineas gage - May 7, 2020

        From what I have read the judge is an Obama acolyte and Eric Holder wanna-be.

        1. Silas - May 7, 2020

          Tucker did a segment on him last night and he’s as SJWERA as they get.

          1. Carlos Dangler - May 7, 2020

            Tucker read from an article that was published many years ago that said he enjoyed Cuban cigars and fine steaks.

            Excuse me? I thought that Cuban cigars were against the law.

            Boy am I stooopid! Those laws are written for us peons, not for our rulers.

  2. Gregg - May 7, 2020

    Was there a SC vote, and if so, what was the vote?

    Quote from case 20-0363 above

    “relator’s motion for emergency relief granted
    response requested due by 4:00 PM May 11, 2020”
    [Note: The petition for writ of habeas corpus remains pending before this court.]

    I am not a lawyer, and I shouldn’t have to be one in order to understand a court decision/ruling in full. And I lived through nearly four years of Washington, DC’s BS Bureaucratize.

    What exactly does this mean? Does it mean this Dallas ‘judge’ has until 4 PM Monday May 11, 2020 to release Shelly Luther, or does it mean the ‘judge’ has until them to respond to the TX SC?

    And it seems the case is still ‘pending’.

    Why can’t these rulings be written in lay person language – especially for a simple case. Why can’t the ruling be written like this?:

    The defendant, Shelly Luther, suffered a miscarriage of justice and wrongful incarceration from a lower court judge who lacked the constitutional authority to render such a verdict.

    The lower court’s ruling constitutes a case of false arrest and Shelly Luther is entitled to all legal recourse, remedy, and restitution as provided for by law.

    Therefore, this court orders the immediate release of the defendant, Shelly Luther, and the total expunging of her record.

    The TX SC further orders the judge to provide his reasoning for the sentencing of Shelly Luther in writing by 4:00 PM Monday May 11, 2020, or he will be suspended without pay or compensation pending a complete review of this case.

    Why can’t legal opinions be this clear and unambiguous? Why are they always able to be subject to further interpretation?

    1. Silas - May 7, 2020

      If we had clear, concise and understandable laws and adjudications we wouldn’t need lawyers now would we? And fewer laws and unnecessary regulations as well would be nice also. But again, how many lawyers would we need in a society like that?

      1. old farta - May 7, 2020

        Money, control, arrogance. Even the books written about procedure, laws, and decisions, are all priced 4 times the amount you might pay for a book of ordinary processes.

    2. David Blackmon - May 7, 2020

      See the update I just added to the piece a little while ago. The order is for IMMEDIATE RELEASE. As you yourself point out, he has until Monday at 4:00 to appeal the SC decision. But the release had better happen before the day is over.

      1. phineas gage - May 7, 2020

        Maybe she can hire Sidney Powell.

    3. phineas gage - May 7, 2020

      I hope she sues the city or county.

      1. Gregg - May 7, 2020

        The JUDGE is the one who needs to be sued, not the innocent taxpayers of his jurisdiction (empire).

  3. phineas gage - May 7, 2020

    Posted in the general discussion thread, but might be relevant here in terms of judicial malpractdice: Flynn case dropped by DOJ

  4. phineas gage - May 7, 2020

    Shelley just released.

  5. phineas gage - May 7, 2020

    LG Dan Patrick paid her fine–nice

  6. old farta - May 7, 2020

    I would like a copy of the TX SC, I want to read the reasoning that produced the decision.

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