The Texas Penal Code, Sec. 39.03 states in part:
Sec. 39.03. OFFICIAL OPPRESSION. (a) A public servant acting under color of his office or employment commits an offense if he:
(1) intentionally subjects another to mistreatment or to arrest, detention, search, seizure, dispossession, assessment, or lien that he knows is unlawful;
(2) intentionally denies or impedes another in the exercise or enjoyment of any right, privilege, power, or immunity, knowing his conduct is unlawful; or
(3) intentionally subjects another to sexual harassment.
(b) For purposes of this section, a public servant acts under color of his office or employment if he acts or purports to act in an official capacity or takes advantage of such actual or purported capacity.
A sitting judge who tells a lawyer that he had better support Ms. XXX for the YYYth Family District Court or “you will never get any more appointments in my court” has grossly breached judicial ethics, but has probably not violated Sec. 39.03 because the “mistreatment” has not occurred but only been threatened. If a judge makes such a threat and then carries it out and stops appointing the lawyer in his or her court, it could well be a crime. If there is any attorney out there with proof that any judge is making such threats, please bring the proof to me and I will personally go to the District Attorney to see if a crime has been committed.