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Thu Sep 9, 2021, 11:30 AM Sep 2021

Ken Paxton's criminal case can be heard in his hometown of Collin County, after appeals court refuse

by James Barragán, Texas Tribune

Attorney General Ken Paxton's securities fraud case back to tried in his home county in North Texas, an appeals court affirmed Thursday when it denied the prosecution's plea to reconsider the decision.

The 1st Court of Appeals in Houston denied a motion by prosecutors to hold a hearing of the full nine-justice court to review the decision made by a three-justice panel of the court in May to move the case from Harris County back to Collin County, where Paxton lives. The order avoids further delays in the six-year-old criminal case against the sitting attorney general and returns the case to what is seen as a friendlier venue to the two-term Republican incumbent.

Justices Gordon Goodman and Amparo Guerra dissented to the court's opinion and Justice April Farris did not participate. Goodman, who was part of the three-justice panel that sent the case back to Collin, had dissented in part to the original decision.

Paxton's defense lawyers touted the court's decision and prodded prosecutors to move forward with the case.

Read more: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/09/09/texas-ken-paxton-criminal-case/
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Ken Paxton's criminal case can be heard in his hometown of Collin County, after appeals court refuse (Original Post) TexasTowelie Sep 2021 OP
"6 year-old criminal case" is the killer line here. Midnight Writer Sep 2021 #1
Corruption by the state's highest law enforcement official. Texas knows corruption well. walkingman Sep 2021 #2
who appointed the judge whose overseeing the case? probably abbott. nt Javaman Sep 2021 #3

Midnight Writer

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1. "6 year-old criminal case" is the killer line here.
Thu Sep 9, 2021, 11:35 AM
Sep 2021

Why do we let these miscreants delay and obstruct justice for years and years?

There has to be a solution to this.

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