Friday, February 17, 2012

Texas: Court of Appeals tosses out El Paso recall

The Texas Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals  has just thrown out the recall of El Paso Mayor John Cook, and two city representatives (Susie Byrd and Steve Ortega), ordering the municipal clerk to de-certify the petitions.
I haven't seen the decision, but according to reports, the court held that the chief recall backer Tom Brown, violated Texas law by using his church in his signature gathering efforts.
I'm sure this is being appealed to the Texas Supreme Court, so no reason to make a final judgments yet.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.