FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2010, file photo Texas District Court Judge Kevin Fine asks a question during a hearing on the constitutionality of the death penalty in Houston. Texas' highest criminal court ... more 
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2010, file photo Texas District Court Judge Kevin Fine asks a question during a hearing on the constitutionality of the death penalty in Houston. Texas' highest criminal court on Wednesday permanently stopped an unusual court hearing on the constitutionality of the death penalty in the state, ruling the Houston judge who had ordered it doesn't have the authority to conduct the legal proceeding. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Pat Sullivan, File
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