In response to a show cause order from the District Court, Assistant Attorney General Trisha Meggs Pate cited case law that a trial judge's decision to deny appeal bond cannot be reversed unless "no reasonable man" would agree with it.
wrote that Childers' lawyer, Richard Lubin, failed to submit evidence to support his arguments that the issues are debatable.
"Appellant is a convicted criminal," Pate
wrote."Thus, appellant has no right to appellate bond" unless he
can prove an abuse of discretion.