Texas AG Asked To Weigh In On New Criminal Court Cost Law

Law360, Houston (July 17, 2013, 8:39 PM EDT) -- The Texas comptroller of public accounts has asked the state's attorney general to weigh the constitutionality of a newly enacted state law that changes the way court costs are assessed on criminal defendants, according to a letter released Wednesday.

In a letter to Attorney General Greg Abbott dated July 9, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs says a provision of the Texas Government Code that became effective in June could run afoul of a constitutional prohibition against "ex post facto" laws by requiring defendants to...
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