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Ken Paxton is dirty? NO FUCKING WAY!


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34 minutes ago, Biff Tannen said:

Honest question, and I know it’s not really the point, but how would that be enforced anyway?

Abbott will step in and announce that any Texan who suspects their neighbors are engaging in THAT kind of stuff in the privacy of their own home can report them and collect a $10,000 bounty.

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Honest question, and I know it’s not really the point, but how would that be enforced anyway?

They’re going to have new cops from the ministry for the preservation of morals and prevention of vice pick up guys in clubs. Once the subject pops that cock in the cop’s mouth, the handcuffs go on. Maybe the arrest happens then or maybe it doesn’t.
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2 hours ago, Biff Tannen said:

Honest question, and I know it’s not really the point, but how would that be enforced anyway?

Same way Lawrence v Texas did, with cops kicking in the door on gay couples and brandishing firearms at them. Just like conservative Jesus wanted

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4 hours ago, GhostOfTomJoad said:

Abbott will step in and announce that any Texan who suspects their neighbors are engaging in THAT kind of stuff in the privacy of their own home can report them and collect a $10,000 bounty.


 Correct, civil action. 

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I’m with the guy who won’t settle:

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2023/01/31/texas-ag-ken-paxton-enters-into-settlement-talks-with-whistleblowers-over-retaliation-suit/?sailthru_id=626815e1c37a8b7a117f51dd&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EveningRoundup_01312023&utm_term=Evening Roundup

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is in settlement negotiations with a group of whistleblowers who sued the state’s top lawyer for allegedly retaliating against them after they accused him of serious crimes.

In a joint filing last week, Paxton’s lawyers and three of four whistleblowers asked the Texas Supreme Court to put the high-profile case on hold as they hash out details. According to the filing, they “are actively engaged in settlement discussions, with mediation tentatively planned for February 1, 2023

A fourth whistleblower, James “Blake” Brickman, opposed the motion and is not engaged in settlement negotiations or mediation, according to a separate court filing.

Any agreed sum would be paid with taxpayer funds. Already, the agency has paid private lawyers more than $463,000 to work on the case, in addition to state attorneys.

The lawsuit is more than two years old. It was filed by four of Paxton’s former top aides who were fired after going to law enforcement with allegations that their boss committed bribery and abuse of office to help a campaign donor.

The FBI opened an investigation in late 2020. Paxton has denied wrongdoing. No federal charges have been filed.

The question before the Texas Supreme Court is whether Paxton can face the lawsuit at all. His legal team has argued the state’s whistleblower laws do not apply to the attorney general or any other elected official in Texas. A lower appeals court rejected the argument in October 2021, and cleared the way for the lawsuit to proceed.

The joint filing on Jan. 26 asked the Texas Supreme Court “defer consideration of the petition for review pending the outcome of their ongoing settlement negotiations.” The whistleblowers who signed on are David Maxwell, J. Mark Penley and Ryan Vassar. Brickman’s attorney wrote the move “imposes further needless delay

 

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On 1/31/2023 at 7:00 PM, Satchel said:

I’m with the guy who won’t settle:

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2023/01/31/texas-ag-ken-paxton-enters-into-settlement-talks-with-whistleblowers-over-retaliation-suit/?sailthru_id=626815e1c37a8b7a117f51dd&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EveningRoundup_01312023&utm_term=Evening Roundup

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is in settlement negotiations with a group of whistleblowers who sued the state’s top lawyer for allegedly retaliating against them after they accused him of serious crimes.

In a joint filing last week, Paxton’s lawyers and three of four whistleblowers asked the Texas Supreme Court to put the high-profile case on hold as they hash out details. According to the filing, they “are actively engaged in settlement discussions, with mediation tentatively planned for February 1, 2023

A fourth whistleblower, James “Blake” Brickman, opposed the motion and is not engaged in settlement negotiations or mediation, according to a separate court filing.

Any agreed sum would be paid with taxpayer funds. Already, the agency has paid private lawyers more than $463,000 to work on the case, in addition to state attorneys.

The lawsuit is more than two years old. It was filed by four of Paxton’s former top aides who were fired after going to law enforcement with allegations that their boss committed bribery and abuse of office to help a campaign donor.

The FBI opened an investigation in late 2020. Paxton has denied wrongdoing. No federal charges have been filed.

The question before the Texas Supreme Court is whether Paxton can face the lawsuit at all. His legal team has argued the state’s whistleblower laws do not apply to the attorney general or any other elected official in Texas. A lower appeals court rejected the argument in October 2021, and cleared the way for the lawsuit to proceed.

The joint filing on Jan. 26 asked the Texas Supreme Court “defer consideration of the petition for review pending the outcome of their ongoing settlement negotiations.” The whistleblowers who signed on are David Maxwell, J. Mark Penley and Ryan Vassar. Brickman’s attorney wrote the move “imposes further needless delay

 



Wait ...you're James Brickman?

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It seems to me the whistleblowers did their part by reporting Paxton to the feds and then getting fired for it. if they want to settle and collect damages that they are entitled to, that’s there prerogative. 
 

Our collective ire is much better focused on the subject of their whistleblowing and the law enforcement and fellow republicans that have done nothing whatsoever about it.

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