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Fri Jul 1, 2016, 01:53 AM Jul 2016

Dallas court again denies Ken Paxton appeal to punt indictments [View all]

AUSTIN -- A Dallas appeals court that has already denied one attempt by Ken Paxton to do away with his three felony indictments again rejected on Thursday a request for the judges to reconsider.

The Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas denied Paxton's motion for a rehearing on one issue related to his felony charges, which allege that the Republican attorney general misled friends and fellow officials to invest in a North Texas technology firm while profiting from the recommendation. The ruling, issued by Chief Justice Carolyn Wright, did not offer any explanation.

Philip Hilder, one of Paxton's attorneys, said they anticipating appealing the entire case to the Court of Criminal Appeals.

"We are evaluating our options but anticipate petitioning the Court of Criminal Appeals as we strongly disagree with this Court's reasoning and rationale."

Read more: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20160630-dallas-court-again-denies-ken-paxton-appeal-to-punt-indictments.ece
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