Monday, June 19, 2006

Latest on DeLay residency lawsuit

Kronberg is reporting that Federal Judge Sam Sparks will hear arguments on June 26, 2006 in the preliminary injunction hearing regarding the pending lawsuit filed by the Texas Democratic Party to prevent the Republican Party of Texas from improperly replacing Tom DeLay on the ballot. Judge Sparks refused to quash the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) issued in State Court against the Republican Party of Texas, meaning the TRO remains in effect through June 22, 2006.

A couple of points:

1. Despite the legal cheerleading of some enthusiatic local Republicans, don't expect the GOP to make a quick run for the endzone by naming a candidate June 23-25.

2. While it's nothing to get overly optimistic about, the fact that Sparks refused to kill the TRO is a good sign. At least we now have confirmation that he is not a monstrous partisan, which is about the best you can hope for on the Fifth Circuit.


Blogger Greg in TX22 said...

Why wouldn't the Republicans make a "run for the endzone"? (Football metaphors are always good.)

Do they not have enough time to post meeting agendas and reach the goal line? Naming a replacement candidate is the 2nd most important goal for the Republicans behind getting that candidate on the November ballot. If I ran the Republican Party, I'd get my team ready to run the 2-minute offense.

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