Gas prices suck. You know that’s official when a judge cites that as one of his (many) reasons for canceling a hearing:
“While the Court realizes time is of the essence in this case,” his order states, “the Court wants to perform its task thoroughly, correctly, and in an orderly fashion. At this time, the Court sees no reason for a hearing with testimony. Moreover, numerous gallons of $4.00 a gallon gasoline would be expended for a significant number of persons to appear with the result being an oral presentation of already written arguments.”
Wow. Ok – you can get the full article on the actual case of LULAC vs the Texas Democratic Party here. I don’t know how long the Austin American-Statesman is going to keep the article up, I hope they forgive me for scamming the quote.