The Law: The Sins of Justice Yarbrough

"I'm so down. I'll feel better after I really believe that son of a bitch Kemp just might as well bite the dust... I want Kemp wiped away ... The best thing would be to do it myself if I had a gun with a silencer."

Dialogue from a grade-B Mob movie? No, it is the tape-recorded musing of Donald B. Yarbrough, 35, associate justice of the Texas Supreme Court. Added to Yarbrough's other troubles, which range from 17 civil suits to a forgery indictment to an 84-count disbarment petition, the recording may well...

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