Ken Paxton Trial To Be Relocated On Judge’s Orders

This week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune.

By Rhonda FanningMarch 31, 2017 12:32 pm, , ,

It’s time to talk about the week that was in Texas politics. Texas Tribune multimedia reporter Alana Rocha spoke with the Standard about what’s been going on across the state.

The judge in Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s securities fraud case says the trial should be moved out of Collin County.

“The judge cited one exhibit in particular –  a 2013 invitation to a fundraiser leading up to Paxton’s campaign for attorney general…the jury pool might be tainted because of the number of officials nad big names who threw that fundraiser.”

Paxton’s attornies quickly tried to change the judge’s mind to no avail.

“You could argue it would hurt Paxton and his attornies immediately filed [a motion to reconsider] but that went nowhere,” she says. “So now the trial will be delayed…and the trial will be held in an adjacent county to be determined.”

What you’ll hear in this segment: 

-What impact North Carolina’s changes to their “bathroom bill” could have on Texas’ own pending legislation

-Updates on the school choice bill

-Where fetal tissue and abortion facility legislation sits during this session