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THPE AT' POIRNEW GENERA L
November 1, 1962 Amf-rmd~ by.. 2....9 -
Honorable Robert B. McLeaish, Jr.
Opinion No. WW-1466
Re: Questions relative to
proper funds to be used
to pay the traveling ex-
pense of a presiding
judge and his court re-
porter under the stated
Dear Mr. McLeaish: facts.
Your request for an opinion reads as follows:
"As you are well aware, citizens of the
Lower Rio Grande Valley have for a number of
years been involved in litigation of the now
famous 'water suit,' Cause No. B-20576 and
styled THE STATE OF TEXAS vs. HIDALGO COUNTY
WATER CONTROL AND D IMPROVEMENT DTSTR3IT NCT8,
ET AL. This suit has-become a good bit more
complex as the years have gone by and at the
present time is complicated by a number of
factors. Among those factors which make the
'water suit' unique are the following:
"I. The suit is one in which there
are numerous litigants hailing from four
counties: Hidalgo, Cameron, Starr and
"2. The presiding judge of the 93rd
Judicial District of the State of Texas,
which court is trying the water suit, was
disqualified by both the Court of Appeals
and the Supreme Court of Texas.
"3. Chief Justice Calvert, rather
than the administrative judge of the Fifth
Judicial Administrative District, appointed
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Texas. Attorney-General's Office. Texas Attorney General Opinion: WW-1466, text, November 1, 1962; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth268079/m1/1/: accessed March 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.