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In fiery filing, Ken Paxton prosecutors ask Texas court to undo "patently absurd result" in pay case

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The state's highest criminal court must reconsider a November decision to ensure its proceedings are 'fair to all who observe them,' prosecutors argued. 

“If you're fortunate enough to be Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, [Republican, and the only sitting Attorney General who is indicted for 3 counts of Security Fraud] you can lawfully endow a defense fund to pay for an armada of top-flight legal talent that most defendants can only dream of to defend yourself against 3 felony offenses. ”

In the motion, which includes references to Atticus Finch, Shakespeare, Gilbert & Sullivan and the impending “Sword of Damocles,” prosecutors ask the state’s highest criminal court to reconsider their case again because last month’s opinion yields “a patently absurd result” that would pay the special prosecutors “unconscionable” rates.

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What a staggering, incomprehensible, and almost laughable embarrassment for all Texans that Attorney General Ken Paxton was re-elected (despite the R's not yet understanding the magnitude of this colossal electoral error).


I hope Justin Nelson will soon announce for 2022. This is a great video conversation with him, sponsored by the Texas Tribune.


The definitive article on Ken Paxton was published October 1 by Texas Observer.


Take the time to read it please, but after reading you might not be any closer to comprehending how and why Texas would elect such a buffoon so steeped in religion and crookery as Ken Paxton (as if re-electing Ted Cruz were any more comprehensible).


Here is that article: Stand by Your Man~How the Collin County GOP derailed Ken Paxton's prosecution and turned him into a right-wing Hero

.texasobserver.org/stand-by-your-man/


This video shown here interviews his far-too-worthy opponent in the recent election, The Honorable Justin Nelson, Professor of Law at the University of Texas Law School, and Valedictorian in his class at Columbia University Law School.



A Conversation with Justin Nelson, Democratic Candidate for Attorney General of Texas Join The Texas Tribune in person or on our livestream for a conversation with Justin Nelson, Democratic candidate for Attorney General of Texas, moderated by ...
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Please also see the current article on this from the Dallas Morning News:

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"The real 'color of money' that forms the narrative of this case is the King's Ransom spent by Paxton, his millionaire buddy Jeff Blackard, and Commissioners Court, all of whom recognized that this prosecution could not survive for long if it lacked adequate funding," Wice wrote. "Make no mistake: while it was the Commissioners who prevailed in this Court, Paxton first recognized that the best, indeed, only way to derail his prosecution was to de-fund it.

"It is against the unique backdrop of this case where the 'x' axis of justice and the 'y' axis of politics intersect, that Relator seeks rehearing of a decision, that unless reversed, 'Twill be recorded for a precedent, and many an error by the same example will rush into the state: it cannot be,'" he said, quoting William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice."

This newscast is a little old but lays out the story well:


Attorney General Ken Paxton's trial moves to Houston
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