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by | Jan 23, 2018

This is the fourth — and final — installment in a series of articles dissecting the prosecution of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (the first three parts are here, here, and here). Among the many parallels between the abuses of…

by | Jan 16, 2018

This is the third in a series of articles (the first two installments are here and here) dissecting the prosecution of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. On November 4, 2014, when the 51-year-old Ken Paxton was triumphantly elected Attorney General…

by | Jan 9, 2018

This is the second in a series of articles dissecting the prosecution of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. In Les Misérables, Jean Valjean’s fictional antagonist was Inspector Javert, whose obsession with punishing Valjean bordered on demonic. Paxton’s inquisitors, Kent Schaffer…

by | Jan 3, 2018

In the annals of “lawfare” — the weaponized use of the legal system to punish a political enemy — one must distinguish between a random “drive-by” motivated by spite or revenge, versus carefully orchestrated schemes calculated to achieve regime change:…

by | Sep 25, 2017

Professional liars sometimes get so carried away with their arguments that they don’t realize they’ve started to tell the truth. That’s what happened last week when the private attorneys who have been prosecuting Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on the…

by | Apr 14, 2017

Houston Frontier justice was a staple of the Westerns. In High Noon, the judge tells the marshal, Gary Cooper, he’d best get out of town before the villain returns, then flees himself. Director Howard Hawks hated that film so much…

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