FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, July 9th, 2020
No Surprise–Harris County Court Denies RPT Request for Relief
HOUSTON, TX – This afternoon, Harris County District Court Judge Larry Weiman held the hearing on the Republican Party of Texas’ (RPT) lawsuit against Houston First Corporation, City of Houston and Mayor Sylvester Turner. Not surprisingly, the judge denied our request.
“It didn’t matter in which court this case landed, we expected a denial from the liberal Harris County courts,” said RPT Chairman James Dickey. “We thank them for a speedy denial so we can move forward with the appeal we had prepared.”
RPT will proceed in filing its appeal directly to the Texas Supreme Court given the time sensitivity of the matter as the Convention was scheduled to begin its committee meetings on Monday at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
RPT has called for a meeting of the State Republican Executive Committee on Saturday to finalize location matters based upon the outcome of the case.