"Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle said in court documents that the Republican is "attempting to leapfrog" over the usual court procedures by asking the state's highest criminal court to dismiss all charges against him or to order a trial right away."
And the reason for doing this? Well, he wants to maintain his position as majority leader.
"He has been pressing the state's highest criminal court to address the charges quickly because he wants to regain his post before his colleagues call for new leadership elections later this month."
Since when is a person's job so important that we have to alter legal processes for the convenience of his job? Remember, this man is INDICTED ON FELONY CHARGES. So why would he deserve any special considerations? If you can't do the time, Tommy-boy, don' t do the crime.