By Lynn Brezosky - Express-News
The dismissals made mute a flurry of other motions to dismiss the cases on a variety of grounds.
The indicted included Vice President Dick Cheney, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, two state judges, two special prosecutors, a prison company and a district clerk.
“If the jury finds that this company is hiring him because of his position and not because of the service he's providing, then that's kickbacks and that's it,” Guerra said.
Bañales complied, forbidding Guerra from presenting any cases naming himself as the victim and urging him to refer other cases to his successor.
“Come January 1 you will not be the district attorney. You will not be prosecuting cases before a jury,” Bañales said.
San Antonio-based Judge Michael Peden, who denied Guerra's request to recuse Bañales, told Guerra he'd never heard of such a case.
“The rules say you can't do it,” he said.
Guerra called the rulings “expected.”
“I hope the media doesn't put any weight on that and continues looking at what's going on behind the walls of the state prison system,” he said.