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Monday, March 3, 2014

TRAIL LAWYERS INFILTRATE REPUBLICAN SUPREME COURT RACES

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em seems to be the trial bar’s latest tactic. Long the sugar daddies of Texas Democrats, the trial lawyers realize that no Democrat has won a statewide race here in two decades. An excellent Wall Street Journal article (subscription required) details how Houston plaintiffs’ attorney John Eddie Williams and his friends are bankrolling candidates challenging Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, and Justices Phil Johnson and Jeff Brown. For physicians who’ve worked hard to pass and defend health care lawsuit reform, this is a scary development. Check out this analysis from Austin lawyer Mike Hull — and read it before you vote.

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