Paxton avoids substance to lash out at judge and criticize procedure
In a flurry of legal filings yesterday, Ken Paxton demanded that the criminal felony indictments against him be dismissed. None of his motions or related filings address the substantive charges that led to his felony criminal indictments for fraud and swindling.
Karl Rove moves quickly to distort facts in attempt to discredit the film
A controversy both Karl Rove and George W. Bush likely thought was safely buried in the past has resurfaced with the release of the new motion picture "Truth", starring Robert Redford as legendary journalist Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as producer Mary Mapes, which opened in Texas and across the country last weekend.
Earlier this week, Greg Abbott sent a letter to Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez on her policy for enforcing laws involving undocumented immigrants. The letter was a political exercise without any real substance. Rather than showing strength or expertise in law enforcement, Abbott exposed weakness by displaying a lack of knowledge about the situation in Dallas County.
Statement by Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle
"With Ken Paxton, Texans are stuck with a part-time AG and a full-time criminal defendant. Ken Paxton has come to define illegal and unethical behavior in a public official. Paxton needs to leave the AG office and devote all of his time to avoiding the state penitentiary."
Congressman Pete Sessions (TX – CD32, Dallas) is accurately seen as the establishment candidate in the current race underway for U.S. House GOP Whip. It is interesting to note that the extreme and mean-spirited views Sessions expressed about Latino immigrants as a congressional candidate back in 1994 are now the accepted point of view within the Republican Party. In a Republican leadership race, these views are virtually mandatory.
King is the fall guy in a convoluted money transfer with Craddicks
Yesterday, the Texas Ethics Commission (TEC) announced that it has fined State Representative Phil King (HD61 – Weatherford) in response to a complaint filed against him last year. The complaint involves King’s receipt of $25,000 from Representative Tom Craddick (HD82– Midland) to cover a $25,000 contribution King made to a North Texas PAC which used the money to help Tom Craddick’s daughter and current Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick.
Paxton using special treatment and friends to undermine prosecutors and hold himself above the law
Most criminal defendants don’t have political cronies holding the purse strings of the lawyers prosecuting them or have millionaire friends willing to use money to pressure and undermine prosecutors. Ken Paxton has both and is using them aggressively.
Today, Texas kids from over 600 school districts – rural, urban and suburban from every region of our state – were dragged before the Texas Supreme Court to fight for their basic rights under our state constitution.