The Campaign For DA

3.09.2007

This Stopped Me Down


From the Star-Telegram: Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht wants the state to pay $340,000 he spent in legal fees defending his right to speak out for his friend, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers.

Hecht said Thursday that he asked state Rep. Tony Goolsby, R-Dallas, to sponsor a bill that would allow a judge who wins an appeal of a sanction by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct to recover reasonable attorney's fees, litigation expenses and other costs.

The bill, which Goolsby filed Tuesday, would apply only to successful appeals between Jan. 1, 2006, and Jan. 1, 2008. Hecht's high-profile appeal before a special tribunal in Fort Worth is the only case so far that would qualify for reimbursement.

You gotta be kidding me? You get falsely accused of something (that wasn't even a criminal accusation) and you want the State to reimburse you for your ridiculous legal bill? And you want to do it by creating a special law that only applies to you? What are you? Freakin' royalty? What an arrogant &^%$&.

Hoss, I'll give you a long list of people who were accused of crimes who were found not guilty or had their case dismissed. Do you care about reimbursing them?