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Indicted in Office: Legal Charges Against Texas Politicians Are Nothing New

If politics is indeed the art of the possible, does that possibility lessen when you’re under indictment? With Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton facing this reality, we explore the history of elected officials in Texas in charge while being charged on this edition of Houston Matters. We welcome your questions for Brandon Rottinghaus, an associate professor […]

If politics is indeed the art of the possible, does that possibility lessen when you’re under indictment? With Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton facing this reality, we explore the history of elected officials in Texas in charge while being charged on this edition of Houston Matters.

We welcome your questions for Brandon Rottinghaus, an associate professor of political science at the University of Houston, as he shares examples of how indicted officials in Texas faced personal legal entanglements while holding elective office, just like the Lone Star state’s current Attorney General.

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