In re Nathan Macias, No. 08-0339

A few weeks ago, the blog had a brief note about the election case involving Representative Macias, who is contesting a loss in his party’s primary. At that time, he was challenging the assignment of a visiting judge and his lawyers were considering taking the matter up.

They did. Last Thursday, the Third Court denied Macias’s request for relief. And on Friday, a petition was filed in the Texas Supreme Court.

The trial is currently set for May 19th with a pretrial hearing a few days before that, so the Supreme Court can be expected to resolve this petition pretty quickly. The Court has already requested that a response be filed by tomorrow afternoon.

Background and more information: Herald-Zeitung