Texas Solicitor General Moving On

Solicitor General James Ho said today that he's leaving the post he's held as the state's chief appellate attorney since 2008.

"It has been a profound honor to be a member of General Abbott's team and represent the people of Texas in court," he said in a phone interview. "But after almost three years on the job and living in a different city from my wife, we thought it was time for us to reunite and be back together." His wife, Allyson, is an appellate attorney in Houston.

Ho — who has worked for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — said he will go into private practice, but he's not sure yet where he will land. 

 

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