Latest news articles on Randy's Case
The following are just some of the many articles that were published at the time of the Judge's ruling on Randy's hearing on 12th October, 2021:
A Jewish man was sentenced to death by an antisemitic judge, court finds. Now, he could get a second chance.
Randy Halprin, Jewish Death Row Inmate, Could Get New Trial After Anti-Semitism Claims.
Texas Seven escapee deserves a new trial, judge says.
A Jewish death row inmate may get a new trial after a Texas court ruled the sentencing judge was antisemitic.
The following articles were published at the time of Randy's hearing in Dallas on 14th July:
Randy Halprin is one of two men left waiting on death row. His attorneys say the judge who sentenced him for the 2000 murder of an Irving officer was biased and prejudiced the jury against him.
Randy Halprin is on death row for killing Irving police Officer Aubrey Hawkins on Christmas Eve 2000.
The following articles were published at the time of Randy's denial at the Supreme Court on 6th April, 2020:
When reading the following articles, it's important to note that whilst the word 'denial' can often read like 'defeat', Randy's case is very much on-going, and is still under review at the Trial Court.
The option of returning to the Supreme Court, depending on the outcome of the review of Randy's case, is also still very much open to us.
The Supreme Court has declined to take up the case of a Texas death row inmate who asked for a new trial because he believed the judge who presided over his case was antisemitic.
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear the case of a member of the Texas Seven who accused the judge who sentenced him to death row of bigotry.
The following news stories were published when Randy received his stay on 4th October, 2019:
No reasonable judicial system can tolerate the results of a trial by a judge who has been outed publicly as a raving anti-Semite and a virulent bigot.
Very special thanks to Rebecca Pierce and Isaac Brosilow, of Jewish Currents, for this excellent and insightful article An Antisemitic Judge, a White Supremacist System.
A former Dallas judge reportedly expressed anti-Semitic sentiment while presiding over the death-penalty trial of Randy Halprin.
American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomed the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals decision to stay the execution of Randy Halprin. The court remanded the case to a Dallas County court to review the allegations that the judge who had sentenced Halprin to death was biased against Jews and other minorities.
Widespread support for new legal proceedings for Randy Halprin, who is scheduled for execution on October 10
Last week, more than 100 Jewish attorneys in Texas, the American Jewish Committee, and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism filed an amicus brief with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) in support of a new trial for Randy Halprin. Halprin’s 2003 trial was tainted by the anti-Semitic bias of Dallas Judge Vickers Cunningham.
On the stand for his capital murder trial, Randy Halprin stressed that while he did carry a gun with him after escaping a Texas prison...
Mr. Halprin was referred to as a “f****n’ Jew” and a “G*****n k**e,” Halprin’s attorney, Tivon Schardl, said in a statement.
A member of the “Texas Seven” received the stay after the judge was accused of using racist and anti-Semitic language about the defendants.
Randy Halprin, 41, had been set to be executed on Oct. 10 over his role in the 'Texas 7' group
Halprin's lawyers had requested the stay amid allegations that the judge who handled his case made racist and anti-Semitic comments during his time on the bench.
Jewish inmate Randy Halprin, convicted of killing police officer in 2000, wins reprieve less than a week before his scheduled death.