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DENTON, Texas – Re-affirming the decision of a previous district court judge’s ruling, the Texas Ethic Commission’s politically-motivated case against the president of Empower Texans was dismissed.Read the whole thing here.
Ruling that the TEC actions against Michael Quinn Sullivan were in violation of the state’s Citizen’s Participation Act, the court affirmed the initial dismissal of the case by Denton County’s 158th District Court Judge Steve Burgess.
“Twice now a court has ruled that the Texas Ethics Commission violated Sullivan’s First Amendment rights,” said lead counsel Joe Nixon. “The commission was flat-out wrong, which has now been twice affirmed.”
The TEC can appeal the ruling to the 2nd Court of Appeals, resulting in more costs to taxpayers.
“What I have witnessed for three years is that the TEC has devolved into an agency in which their process is the punishment. For the sake of silencing the critics of their political puppet-masters, the TEC will smear anyone and violate the most basic of rights,” said Sullivan. “I’m honored to be in this fight so other Texans won’t have to.”