Statesman In-Depth: Lehmberg Case
Almost eight months ago, Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg was caught driving drunk, beginning a public drama that has included unexpected twists and turns and political sideshows that have stretched from her office to the state Capitol.
On the morning after her arrest, Lehmberg, serving her second term, seemed almost surprised when a TV reporter asked her outside her home if she would resign. She vowed she wouldn’t.
But beginning Monday, Lehmberg’s future as the county’s top felony prosecutor will fall into the hands of an out-of-county judge, who will hear evidence in a full-scale civil trial about whether she will remain in an office she overwhelmingly won in an election last year or, in effect, be fired.