AG Paxton Attys Again Seek New Judge In Securities Trial

By Michelle Casady (May 11, 2017, 6:21 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told an administrative judge Wednesday that the order from the judge presiding over Paxton's felony securities fraud trial sending the Collin County case to Harris County is void because it was issued after the judge's authority over the case expired.

Wednesday's objection was the latest in a series of attempts by Paxton's attorneys to have Tarrant County District Judge George Gallagher removed from the case. Last month, they argued that unless Paxton gave statutorily required written consent, per Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Article 31.09, Gallagher could not stay on the case after issuing...

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