Judge Halts Order Restricting Texas GOP Convention Rules

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - A Harris County judge has halted a court order
against the Texas Republican Party, just as the GOP state
convention is set to get underway this week in Houston.
The order had been won last week by a group of GOP activists who
sued the party, alleging that dissent from delegates was stifled.
But on Monday, another Harris County judge halted the temporary
restraining order, saying the court did not have jurisdiction in
the case.
The lawsuit was filed by a group led by Ron Paul supporter Debra
Medina of Wharton County.
She said the activists want to ensure enforcement of the state
election code. They also want a chairman elected before any
official business is conducted at the convention, which begins
Thursday.
Republican spokesman Hans Klingler said the convention will be
conducted in full compliance with the law as always.
Some 14,000 people are expected to attend the convention,
including 6,500 delegates and 6,500 alternates.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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