Gov. Perry prosecutor: no blanket pass to not attend certain hearings

Corpus Christi Caller-Times - Texas Tech University School of Law Criminal Law Professor Patrick Metze said for non-evidentiary hearings, which can be appointments to set up procedure, it is standard for people to be present, especially in a criminal setting.

AUSTIN — After Gov. Rick Perry asked to skip out on all non-evidentiary hearings, the prosecution of the governor’s felony indictment said in a filing late Wednesday afternoon that Perry shouldn’t be getting special treatment.

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Texas Tech University School of Law Criminal Law Professor Patrick Metze said for non-evidentiary hearings, which can be appointments to set up procedure, it is standard for people to be present, especially in a criminal setting.

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