Charles A. "Chuck" Rosenthal, Jr.
(born February 7, 1946) is an American lawyer
who was formerly the District Attorney
of Harris County
, United States
Born in Alice
, Texas, Rosenthal attended Houston
public schools, received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University
, and went to law school at South Texas College of Law
. He served as Harris County
assistant district attorney under Carol Vance
starting in March 1977.
After his predecessor, Johnny Holmes, retired, Rosenthal was elected Harris County District Attorney
after facing Pat Lykos
, County Attorney Michael Stafford and many others in the Republican
primary. He was re-elected in 2004.
On March 26, 2003, he argued before the Supreme Court of the United States
in Lawrence v. Texas
that laws against sodomy
are constitutional. The Court disagreed with him, holding 6-3 that prosecutions for private sexual conduct violates the United States Constitution
Rosenthal is currently married to Cindy Rosenthal, a retired FBI
On February 15, 2008, Chuck Rosenthal resigned as Harris County district attorney, following the filing of a lawsuit petitioning for his removal from office. The press release issued by Rosenthal suggests substance... Read More