Monday, May 5, 2008

GREAT MOMENTS IN THE COURTS

KLBJ, TX A Texas Supreme Court decision in favor of the state's most prolific campaign contributor has renewed questions about big money's influence on elected judges. The Austin court sided yesterday with Houston homebuilder Bob Perry in a dispute over a defective house, overturning an 800-thousand-dollar arbitration award.

The nine judges on the all-Republican panel each have received contributions totaling more than $260,000 from members of Perry's family. But Anthony Holm, a spokesman for Perry, denies political contributions played any part and questions the couple's motives in going to arbitration.

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