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
The New York Sun Evidence key to ongoing investigations of alleged fraud in silicosis-related litigation has gone missing from a repository in Texas, fueling a bitter row between a federal judge and the state's attorney general. Judge Janis Jack excoriated the office... MORE >>
Silicosis case X-rays are missing
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