Judge Owen later repaid the favor, in part, by lending her endorsement to a Texas Civil Justice League
More staid and establishment, and concentrating on old-fashioned lobbying at the state capital, is the Texas Civil Justice League
, an Austin-based coalition with 6,000 corporate members, from the Chamber of Commerce and the Texas Medical Association to Shell Oil, Dow Chemical, Pfizer, and, of course, Philip Morris.
Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, took to the microphone to denounce the Texas Civil Justice League
, which in the flyer targeted an insurance bill by stripping the line "Don't Expand the 'Nanny State'" across a picture of a baby suckling a woman's breast.
The flyer, which was printed by the Texas Civil Justice League
, said "Don't Expand the Nanny State," and had a graphic picture of a child suckling a woman's bare breast.
Rick Perry is maintaining an 11-point lead over Democrat Bill White, according to a survey of 1,200 registered and regular voters done for the Texas Civil Justice League
, Texas Medical Association and the Texas Farm Bureau.
Attorney Lee Parsley, who testified before the committee on behalf of the Texas Civil Justice League
, a legal reform group, said he believed Caperton could sufficiently limit corporate influence in judicial elections.