I have written about Greg Abbott’s many frivolous lawsuits and frivolous defenses to meritorious lawsuits. One such lawsuit was filed by Wendy David and other civil rights organizations regarding re-districting in 2011. Wendy Davis and the other minority groups won their lawsuit. They were awarded a million dollars in legal fees. I wrote about that result here. Now, the state’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court has been rejected. So, the state of Texas will have to pay over a million dollars because it refused to recognize a lawsuit with merit.
On appeal, the state of Texas had claimed it was the prevailing party. If true, then the state of Texas would be entitled to attorney’s fees. But, at the court of appeals level, the judge scolded the state for making such a specious argument. See San Antonio Express News report.
So, yes, the state of Texas’ defense to this suit was frivolous indeed.