Both pile up a track record. Prosecutors are known to assess whether to take a case or not, based on the probability of winning.
As for the justice part, the system has judges and juries for that.
So, we should not be surprised that Texas District Attorney Nico LaHood was quite passionate about a certain case.
The issue is if that passion hardened into rage. According to Judge Lori Valenzuela, who was presiding over that case, LaHood allegedly made threats against the two defense lawyers. They are Joe Gonzales and Christian Henricksen.
Essentially, the threats took the form of ensuring that the two would never again be hired to represent defendants in Bexar County. That kind of threat could be legally construed as "official oppression." That is a misdemeanor in TX.
LaHood denies that he made threatening comments. The judge recused herself from the case.
Here are more details from lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino at Abovethelaw.com.
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