Lykos Wins, in Case You Were Wondering

 Posted on April 08, 2008 in Uncategorized

Pat Lykos, clearly the less-qualified candidate for Harris County District Attorney, has beaten Kelly Siegler, the champion of the Office's old guard, in the Republican primary. And so the Holmes-Rosenthal era ends: not with a bang but with a whimper.

We defense lawyers have reached no consensus on whether this will improve our lives or our clients. But Harris County's Assistant District Attorneys feel that this bodes ill for their futures, which seemed secure as recently as 15 weeks ago. So there will be heavy drinking among the prosecutors tonight, and hangovers in the morning. The mood, I'm sure, is somber. But do not despair: the Bradford campaign ( is the first hit when you search Google for "Clarence Bradford district attorney"; doesn't Bradford know about the web?) will be looking for volunteers.

Failing that, you'll all be welcomed as members of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers' Association.

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