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  1. Thomas R. Griffith
    March 5, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    Mr. B., thanks for sharing this ‘outstanding’ letter by Mr. Bobby Mims of Tyler, President of the Texas Criminal-Defense Lawyers Association, addressed directly to the
    sponsor(s) & supporter(s) of one of the most blatant & bazaar bill(s) Texas has ever seen. Not only did he; clarify the TDCLA’s membership stance, he verified the function of a group that was previously thought to be comprised of actual criminal defense trial attorneys / lawyers by many in the non-law degreed community.

    If time permits maybe you and / or another will clarify one sticky point of concern. That being, *when he speaks on behalf of 3200 humans as being on the same page, is he doing so after a vote was called or simply just reacting to a horrible bill assuming they are? Nevertheless, since Divorce & Estate specialists are allowed to Dabble in the criminal defense niche (felony jury trials) – On behalf of their doomed FJT clients’, I’m calling on their membership to join the fight to extinguish this crapola.

    Asking, due the profession being comprised of: Rs’, Ds’ & Is’. alike with some former ADAs’ jumping ship and possibly being TCDLA members with varying views held over via training and / or allegiances’ to previous creeds & mottos. In any case (clarified or not), this ‘letter’ has done more to repair the profession’s reputation & restore the public’s faith than anything ever done in the past, for it documents their feelings with a rational and logical response. Senator Ellis, you have the floor and some splainning to do & it’s a slippery slope. Thanks.

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  2. Gritsforbreakfast
    March 6, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

    Wouldn’t it have just been shorter to write, “Dear Sen. Ellis: We don’t want a seat at the table. Instead, we’re taking our ball and going home. Just have the prosecutors association tell you what they want and pass that because we have chosen to make ourselves irrelevant. Sincerely, etc., etc..”?

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  3. Jeremy Gordon
    March 10, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

    I’m borrowing this for my tumblr. all the kids are doing it. thanks.

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