Wednesday, August 23, 2006
TX AG Seizes and Loses Federal Court Records
Greg Abbott is a lawyer and an officer of the courts. Seizing court records from the court's storage facility without consulting the presiding judge demonstrated a shocking level of arrogance and disrespect.
But I'm not surprised by this arrogant conduct. Greg Abbott is part of the silk-stocking social clique that runs Texas government as if it were their private club. This it the same Greg Abbott who lets the Texas Department of Transportation hide its contracts with foreign companies, who uses the taxpayers' money to file legal briefs and maps on behalf of the Republican Party, who employs Tom Delay's cronies, and who refuses to challenge the oil companies on behalf of the people of Texas. Seizing and then losing working people's personal medical records from a court file is par for his course.
This kind of thing won't happen when I'm Attorney General. The Texas Attorney General's office will belong to the public and serve the public as the framers of the Texas Constitution intended.
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Federal judge blasts Texas attorney general for seizing X-rays
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Silicosis Judge Erupts in Fury In Case of the Missing X-Rays
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Silicosis case X-rays are missing
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posted by snarko! at 12:10 PM
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Hey Abbott: What Have You Done to Protect Texans Against the TTC?
Contact: Kris Graham, Media Relations 713.460.0676
Van Os to Abbott:
"What have you done to protect the people from being preyed upon by greedy toll collectors, Big Oil, the Insurance Monopolists, and the other corporate robber barons?"
As David Van Os continues his Whistlestop Tour of all 254 Texas counties, he sends incumbent Attorney General Greg Abbott his schedule for each week and challenges Abbott to meet him in public. Today as he did last week, Van Os faxed Abbott his schedule for this week and stated, "Again, I challenge you to appear at any or all these times and places and advise the people what you have done to protect them from being preyed upon by greedy toll collectors, Big Oil, the Insurance Monopolists, and the other corporate robber barons."
At the end of last week's tour, Van Os made his 132nd courthouse stop at the Jackson County courthouse in Edna. His schedule for this week is as follows:
TUESDAY, AUGUST 15
8:15 a.m. - Burnet County Courthouse, Burnet
10:30 a.m. - Mills County Courthouse, Goldthwaite
1:30 p.m. - Comanche County Courthouse, Comanche
4:00 p.m. - Stephens County Courthouse, Breckenridge
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16
8:00 a.m. - Young County Courthouse, Graham
9:45 a.m. - Archer County Courthouse, Archer City
11:10 a.m. - Wichita County Courthouse, Wichita Falls
1:50 p.m. - Wilbarger County Courthouse, Vernon
3:25 p.m. - Baylor County Courthouse, Seymour
4:45 p.m. - Throckmorton County Courthouse, Throckmorton
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
8:15 a.m. - Shackleford County Courthouse, Albany
9:50 a.m. - Jones County Courthouse, Anson
11:25 a.m. - Fisher County Courthouse, Roby
1:45 p.m. - Nolan County Courthouse, Sweetwater
4:15 p.m. - Coke County Courthouse, Robert Lee
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
8:15 a.m. - Runnels County Courthouse, Ballinger
9:30 a.m. - Concho County Courthouse, Paint Rock
11:30 a.m. - Tom Green County Courthouse, San Angelo
2:30 p.m. - Schleicher County Courthouse, Eldorado
4:30 p.m. - Menard County Courthouse, Menard
posted by snarko! at 1:27 PM
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Letter sent to Abbott challenging him to face Van Os
The actual letter sent out to Abbott:
VIA U.S. MAIL & FACSIMILE
August 8, 2006
Texans for Greg Abbott Campaign
PO Box 308
Austin, TX 78767
Dear Mr. Abbott:
Here is my whistlestop tour schedule for August 8-11, 2006. Again, I challenge you to appear at any or all these times and places and advise the people what you have done to protect them from the depredations of Big Oil, the Insurance Monopolists, giant homebuilder companies, and other corporate robber barons. You should also be prepared to explain your recent filing of a partisan brief in the federal court of appeals taking Tom DeLay’s side.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 8
8:00 a.m. - Sutton County courthouse, Sonora
10:00 a.m. - Edwards County courthouse, Rocksprings
1:00 p.m. - Real County courthouse, Leakey
3:00 p.m. - Bandera County courthouse, Bandera
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9
8:00 a.m. - Refugio County courthouse, Refugio
10:00 a.m. - Aransas County courthouse, Rockport
12:45 p.m. - Calhoun County courthouse, Port Lavaca
2:15 p.m. - Victoria County courthouse, Victoria
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10
8:30 a.m. - Blanco County courthouse, Johnson City
10:30 a.m. - Kendall County courthouse, Boerne
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11
9:00 a.m. - Wharton County courthouse, Wharton
11:30 a.m. - Brazoria County courthouse, Angleton
2:15 p.m. - Matagorda County courthouse, Bay City
4:15 p.m. - Jackson County courthouse, Edna
David Van Os
posted by snarko! at 12:28 PM
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