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Thursday session in senate

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Post by Gale Lewis » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:23 am

someone tell me how to long onto where I can hear the session today(thursday)

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Post by warhorse10_9 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:59 am

Link Here:
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Post by RHenriksen » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:00 pm

Is anyone following this today? Updates?
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Post by Skaven » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:05 pm

All I know is that I cant remember anything because I beat my head on the desk every time the camera pans to Sen. Ellis :banghead:

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Post by J.R.@A&M » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:30 pm

2:30, and they're talking budget. Sen. Ellis just criticized the attempt to cut jury pay because "it violates the constitutional right of poor folks to serve on juries." Now that's novel -- he's concerned about our constitutional rights.
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Post by RHenriksen » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:34 pm

J.R.@A&M wrote:2:30, and they're talking budget. Sen. Ellis just criticized the attempt to cut jury pay because "it violates the constitutional right of poor folks to serve on juries." Now that's novel -- he's concerned about our constitutional rights.
You said a mouthful right there.
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Post by A-R » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:05 pm

J.R.@A&M wrote:2:30, and they're talking budget. Sen. Ellis just criticized the attempt to cut jury pay because "it violates the constitutional right of poor folks to serve on juries." Now that's novel -- he's concerned about our constitutional rights.
Point of order, sir, but could the distinguished senator from Houston please educate the rest of the legislature regarding which specific section of either the US or Texas Constitution mandates that poor people be paid a "fair wage" to serve their civic duty on a jury?

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Post by 74novaman » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:07 pm

austinrealtor wrote:
J.R.@A&M wrote:2:30, and they're talking budget. Sen. Ellis just criticized the attempt to cut jury pay because "it violates the constitutional right of poor folks to serve on juries." Now that's novel -- he's concerned about our constitutional rights.
Point of order, sir, but could the distinguished senator from Houston please educate the rest of the legislature regarding which specific section of either the US or Texas Constitution mandates that poor people be paid a "fair wage" to serve their civic duty on a jury?
You know, its that stretchy rubber band part of the Constitution which politicians have taken to mean that the constitution says and protects whatever they call a right, be that to free Popsicles or all the booze pelosi wants on her private jets.
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Post by tacticool » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:15 pm

Unskilled and skilled labor are paid the same when they serve on juries, so the financial impact of lost wages is greater for the middle class skilled labor than for unskilled poor people. That should make Ellis happy.
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