Michael Morton and Thomas Ratliff hit it off the first time they met for lunch in Longview to talk about the 2013 legislative session.
“It’s just that connection you have sometimes with people,” Morton said. “And you think, ‘This is going to work.’”
Morton, who spent nearly 25 years in prison for his wife’s murder before being exonerated last year, hired Ratliff to lobby legislators to pass new laws that hold prosecutors accountable for misconduct.
It turns out, though, that the two men have more than their affiliation with the GOP and a criminal justice cause in common ...