Monday, May 15, 2006

Thirty-two lawmakers invoked a special legislative perk to delay Texas court cases 431 times in the two years from September 2003 through September 2005, a new Texans For Public Justice study found. The study, “Continual Perks Slow Texas Courts,” analyzed the 431 “legislative continuances” that Texas lawmakers reported under a recent continuance-disclosure reform.

Read the media release and the full report.