March 08, 2007
Video of "Lines in the Sand" Symposium on Texas Redistricting
Steve Bickerstaff writes:
The second panel is on the criminal prosecutions of Tom DeLay, Jim Ellis and John Colyandro for their allegedly unlawful conduct during the 2002 elections. The participants included Dick DeGuerin and J.D. Pauerstein, two of the attorneys representing the defendants. Unfortunately, the prosecutor, Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle, withdrew from the panel because of concerns about making a public appearance while the indictments are pending.
The third panel consisted of some of the attorneys in the civil litigation, including Nina Perales and Gerald Hebert. It also included Cris Feldman, the young attorney (and former student of mine) who represented the plaintiff Democrats in the civil lawsuit against TRMPAC and who represented the Democratic Party of Texas in its successful lawsuit to keep DeLay's name on the ballot in District 22 even after DeLay withdrew from the 2006 election.
The fourth panel consisted of four law professors- Sam Issacharoff, Nate Persily, Scot Powe and Ernest Young. The discussion was great. The links for the symposium panels are as follows:
Panel 1: The 2003 Redistricting Process
Panel 2: The 2002 Election Campaign and the Criminal Prosecutions
Panel 3: The Civil Litigation
Panel 4: The Legal Implications
The University of Texas also recorded an interview with me as the author of the book, Lines in the Sand. The link for the interview is here.
Posted by Rick Hasen at March 8, 2007 08:38 AM