Office of the Attorney General News Release Archive


Friday, February 12, 1999

CORNYN TEAM FINISHES CLOSING ARGUMENTS
IN RUIZ CASE

AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General John Cornyn trial team today presented closing arguments before Judge Justice in the Ruiz case.

Statement from General Cornyn:

"I believe that the State Texas, not federal courts, should oversee Texas prisons. The State of Texas has presented compelling evidence that confirms that Texas prisons have clearly changed their policies and practices over the course of the last 20 years. I am grateful for the opportunity to convince Judge Justice that it is now time to return power to the State to run its prisons

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