Texas judges are known for lots of things. Here's a new one.
The Honorable Judge Young Min C. Burkett. Texas Bar #24058627, granted June 2007.
J. D. from "Texas Tech University", granted 2005.
Well it turns out she was here on a student visa going to law school and when she graduated in 2005 her visa expired as well. Now it's odd a foreign student can get a student visa to go to US law school given such a degree is ONLY good for jobs in the US.
What's interesting is that it took her two years of attempts to pass the bar due to her poor command of English, and that she was then appointed to be a municipal judge in Corpus Christi where she has been working ever since.
And it just came to light that she is not a US citizen, nor does she have a valid visa to be in the US.
This week she was placed on a leave of absence to resolve her status as an illegal alien.
Texas has stated that all her rulings are still valid though.