The Campaign For DA

6.20.2014

Did Attorney General Greg Abbott Just Cost You Over $1 Million Because He's A Bad Lawyer?



This is complicated, and I may need someone smarter than me to interpret it. But it looks to me that when the defendants in the lawsuit that the State of Texas brought in connection with the Voting Rights Act prevailed, they then sought attorneys fees. They filed a motion to get the money and Greg Abbott basically blew them off. The court awarded the fees because the State's response was so bad that it was the equivalent of no response at all.  Look how this opinion, released two days ago, begins:



Wow.

And this may get some press because one of the parties who was awarded attorneys fees was none other than Wendy Davis who had intervened in the case.

Edit: The Austin American Statesman is on it.