Friday, March 03, 2006
Unconstitutional Acts at Home
As the Filibuster continued, we heard from Winston Cochran, a criminal trail lawyer that is in Austin working on a case. He spoke about wrong-doings in cases that lead to the death penalty, and boy, did that seem to get David fired up.
David announced that when he is Attorney General, he will set up a death penalty review board, to ensure all cases are properly heard and actual justice served, not just let the court system push people straight into a chair and look the other way.
In combating some (understandable) cynicism from some in the crowd, David continued his "we can do it!" attitude by announcing that he's taking the issue of ballot boxes without verifiable receipts to court, RIGHT NOW. As in, BEFORE the election, not once Attorney General. And once in, he plans to declare all electronic voting machines that do not give a second way to verify the votes UNCONSTITUTIONAL and illegal in Texas.
posted by snarko! at 7:55 PM
Patrick Franklin said...
I am so glad to see DVO talking about the Death Penalty.
Texas executes far and away more inmates than any other state. Late last year, the Houston Chronicle exposed at least one instaance of an innocent man, Ruben Cantu, being executed by the Texas government.
David is absolutely right to call for more thorough review of Death Penalty cases.
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