Thursday, May 22, 2003

Texas DPS

Josh Marshall wonders whether the Texas DPS's newfound love for civil liberties, which they used to justify the destruction of all records of their pursuit of the Texas democrats, has any basis in law at all. Skeptical Notion doesn't think so.

...and, nor does Josh Marshall in an update. In fact, they're very likely guilty of violating laws.

Go read the whole thing and come back, but now the DPS is claiming that it was a criminal matter until the Democrats left Texas jurisdiction. This is false - while the Texas lege has the power to compel absent members to show up, it is not a criminal matter.