Office of the Attorney General News Release Archive

Friday, January 8, 1999

Statement from Attorney General John Cornyn regarding the ruling of State District Judge Scott McCown:

AUSTIN - "State District Judge Scott McCown ruled today that Texas' clemency procedures do not violate either the Texas Constitution or the Texas Open Meetings Act. Together with the recent Federal court ruling that the Texas clemency procedures satisfy the due process requirements of the U.S. Constitution, Judge McCown's ruling should resolve any lingering questions or doubts about the legitimacy of Texas' clemency procedures."

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