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Habeas Sighting: Austin, TX

Gabe Rottman,
Legislative Counsel,
ACLU Washington Legislative Office
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April 3, 2007

This just in from a college professor in the Lone Star State:

I could swear I saw that Habeas Corpus over at the Broken Spoke Dance Hall the other night. It was another warm Texas night in the Capitol City, and as soon as things warm up around here we like to get away from the same old Sixth Street drag and head a little ways out of town to try out our snakeskin boots and twirl to the banjo and fiddle over at the Broken Spoke.Now, they’ve got all sorts of twinkly lights up in the rafters and my eyes may have been playing tricks, but damned if I didn’t see a dignified-looking green man peeking out from a ten gallon hat drinking a double-size mason jar of Big Spoke ice tea. I picked up the pace of my two-stepping to try to get a better look at him, but by then he had vanished.I’m no expert in Law or History – I teach Poetry, actually – but if this fella’s who you say he is, he’s a pretty important guy. I actually got a little lump in my throat thinking about it. Could be he headed out into the heart of the Hill Country. Hope he gets a warm welcome.– Prof. Ed “Earl” Eastman, Austin, TX

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