In a case some say reveals political backscratching at the courthouse, a Texas Supreme Court justice saw his arson-related indictment thrown out Friday at the request of a scandal-plagued, but fellow Republican, prosecutor.
The move outraged the grand jury foreman, who threatened to reconvene the panel and issue the charges again.
State District Judge Brian Rains dismissed the indictment handed up Thursday against Justice David Medina and his wife related to a fire last summer that burned down their suburban Houston house and damaged a neighbor's. The Medinas were in serious financial trouble.
And the Republicans wonder why their base is staying at home or just leaving their party? It's because they have bred this culture of corruption deep into their roots. Thank people like Tom Delay for that.