An unsurprising development in cruel and unusual Texas:
There was outrage across the nation last November when video of a 2004 beating that a local judge in Texas gave to his 16-year-old daughter went viral.
Within days, Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams was suspended by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
This week, he was reinstated to the bench, the Houston Chronicle reports. The beating occurred too long ago to bring a criminal case against Adams, so that limited the steps the commission could take…