September 24, 2008
Last Davis-Brimer hearing to be held next week

We may finally get a resolution to this neverending case.

Attorneys are set to make oral arguments before the 5th Court of Appeals in Dallas on Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. on whether former Fort Worth Councilwoman Wendy Davis is ineligible to run against Republican state Sen. Kim Brimer.

Oral arguments had been scheduled here in Fort Worth last week until the Supreme Court of Texas moved the case to the Dallas appeals court last week after 2nd Court of Appeals Chief Justice John Cayce asked that it be moved to Dallas.

When interviewed last week, Chief Justice Cayce did not give a reason for moving the case.

I feel pretty confident that this is the last hearing, not just because we're running out of time, but because the State Supreme Court has already declined to hear an appeal. Maybe they'd reconsider after the Fifth Court rules, I don't know. I'll admit now that if Brimer finally scores a win, I'll want them to take a crack at it. I just hope it doesn't come to that.

Last week, Burka noted how odd it was for the case to be moved to another court. There's an interesting discussion in the comments about how frequent such case transfers are, and what might have been the cause, which I suggest you read. There may be nothing untoward about this, but given some of the shenanigans that Appeals Court justices have pulled lately, it's easy to be suspicious.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 24, 2008 to Election 2008
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