Only six days after the Nov. 4 midterm elections, Texas governor and possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry was back in the Granite State, passing through Keene State College Monday for an event sponsored by the Keene State College Student Republicans and the American Democracy Project.
While the rest of the country struggled to recover from the recession, the economy in Texas has been on fire. Thanks to a boom in horizontal drilling and fracking, the state’s oil output has more than doubled over the past three years to 3.18 million barrels per day—a level not seen since 1976.
As I noted below, Jim Ho and Prerak Shah (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher) and I have filed an amicus brief on behalf of 14 scholars, former judges, and former prosecutors (liberal, conservative, and moderate) arguing that the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry should be dismissed.