Texas AG Paxton Can't Swap Judges In Securities Fraud Trial

Law360, Houston (April 17, 2017, 4:26 PM EDT) -- Attorney General Ken Paxton lost his bid for a new judge to preside over his felony securities fraud trial that was ordered moved away from his home turf of Collin County to Harris County last week, a spokeswoman for State District Judge George Gallagher said Monday.

Judge Gallagher will be remaining on the case and "does not need to rule" on a motion for a new judge Paxton filed last week to do so, Melody McDonald Lanier, a spokeswoman for the judge told Law360 on Monday. Paxton filed the motion hours after Judge Gallagher ordered the case to be moved, following prosecutors'...

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