Is Defeat of 6 TX DAs a Justice Reform Victory?

After half of the Texas district attorneys seeking re-election were defeated in primaries last week, a board member of the National District Attorneys Association says, “Incumbency does not have the shield that it once did.” The question is how many of the winners are progressive reformers.

Two Texas Prosecutors Lose Primary Election

Defense lawyer Joe Gonzales defeated San Antonio District Attorney Nico LaHood in Tuesday’s primary election. The DA says he was the subject of “$1 million worth of lies,” citing contributions from a political action committee backed by George Soros. In McLennan County, District Attorney Abel Reyna, who was criticized for his handling of a gang shootout involving 180 bikers, also lost.