Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - '97 suit accused Miers of violating constitutional right - '97 suit accused Miers of violating constitutional right: "A lawsuit filed by a former Texas Lottery executive director in 1997 accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers of violating the director's First Amendment free-speech rights and the Texas Open Meetings Act while conducting a partisan political purge of the state agency.

The case, brought by former lottery Executive Director Nora Linares, never went to trial and was settled with a statement from the commission absolving Linares of any wrongdoing during her five-year tenure at the lottery."


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