This means that the fat lady ain’t sang yet, and Tom DeLay’s pronouncements that he’s “been found innocent” is wrong, wrong, wrong. It could be overturned.
Now, here’s the fun part. There are nine judges on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Six months ago, all nine of them were Republicans but one judge, Lawrence Meyers, justswitched to being a Democrat because Republicans make his skin crawl. For the court to grant this petition, at least five of them, or maybe all nine, voted that this reversal needs some attention. And that means some of the eight Republicans is probably pretty sick of seeing Tom DeLay strut around like he’s never done anything wrong.
The state’s highest court on criminal matters announced that it would accept a petition asking it to consider whether a 2-1 decision by the Third Court of Appeals overturning DeLay’s criminal case conviction was appropriate.The appellate court in September 2013 tossed a high-profile jury verdict, ruling that “the evidence was legally insufficient to sustain DeLay’s convictions.” In a dissent, the lone Democrat on the three-judge panel argued the evidence for a conviction was sufficient enough to convince a rational jury that criminal conduct had taken place.
This is great news for the State of Texas, the Travis County DA’s office, and Lady Justice.And me. This is great news for me because I think Tom DeLay is a bigger crook than we’ll ever know.