In an explosive and rare move, Texas judicial authorities on Wednesday asked the Texas Supreme Court to suspend a Harris County justice of the peace accused of misusing illegal drugs, "sexting" a court employee and lying about her relationship with a convicted conman.
The sordid list of accusations against Judge Hilary Green, Justice of the Peace in the county's 7th Precinct, were revealed in a 316-page court filing by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct's to the state's highest court.
The document describes four separate judicial misconduct complaints against Green made between 2012 and 2016 that were previously not released under commission rules.
In her response to the commission, Green admitted to many of the allegations, including illegally obtaining prescription drugs and using marijuana and Ecstasy at the same time she was presiding over low-level drug possession cases involving minors in her court, the records show. 
"Judge Green's outright betrayal of the public's trust warrants her immediate suspension pending formal proceedings," the filing says.
The Texas Supreme Court has not yet taken action on the suspension request and there is no deadline for it to rule.
The commission filing confirms that the latest misconduct complaint against Green arrived in 2016 from a man who Green has admitted was her extramarital lover, Claude Barnes. Other allegations were made by Green's ex-husband, former Houston Controller Ronald Green, as part of their divorce.
Green has not responded to the commission's request she be suspended. But her attorney,  Chip Babcock, said he plans to argue that Green cannot be removed from office for alleged misconduct that occurred prior to November 2016, when she was re-elected to office. Her re-election occurred after most of the allegations against her were made public in articles in the Houston Chronicle, or by her opponents during the campaign.
In support of his argument, Babcock cited a Texas state law that says "an officer may not be removed ... for an act the officer committed before election to office."
Others have interpreted that statute to mean before a public official initially took office, which in Green's case was in 2007.
But Babcock emphasized in an interview that  allegations about Green's illegal drug use and sexual misconduct  came to light in 2015 and 2016 from "her ex-husband and an admittedly bitter and angry former companion."
Babcock said that during Green's 2016 campaign, the bulk of the allegations against her "were aired publicly and after they were aired publicly, Judge Green ran in a contested Democratic Primary against a number of candidates opposing her and defeated them with a substantial amount of the vote and subsequently won the general election." 
In his complaint, Barnes describes several occasions when he saw Hilary Green illegally abuse drugs. He claims that during their long-time affair the judge asked him to illegally purchase Tussionex, a prescription cough medicine, on the black market for her. He also describes how he consumed both Ecstacy and marijuana with Green. And he claims that one of Green's court officers took marijuana from a detainee and gave it to her.
In her commission responses, Green admitted to misusing drugs with Barnes and to a dependence on Tussionex.
In interviews and in sworn statements, Barnes also provided details of two incidents in which he and the judge hired call girls for three-way sex - including an incident involving a woman summoned from Backpage.com in Houston, and another hired while Green was staying in a hotel for a judicial conference in Austin.
Another misconduct complaint, initiated by the commission itself, is based on broader allegations published by the Chronicle in a May 16, 2015 article that described claims made by Ronald Green. In divorce filings, Green alleged his former wife was a prescription drug addict who engaged in several extra-martial affairs.
In divorce papers, Ronald Green also alleged that his wife had lied to the commission in response to two older judicial misconduct complaints related to Judge Green's relationship with a convicted conman named Dwayne Jordon.
The Houston Chronicle wrote about ethical questions raised about Green's rulings in Jordon's favor in 2012. But the commission initially took no action on two related misconduct complaints alleging she had a conflict of interest.