Updated, May 14, 2013. 1:05 p.m.:
After final approval in the House on Tuesday, the Michael Morton Act, which requires prosecutors to open their files to defense lawyers, and Senate Bill 825, which extends the statute of limitations for discipline against state lawyers who suppress evidence, are headed to Gov. Rick Perry for his signature.
"We aren’t going to let the prosecutor off the hook for mistakes and errors they could have prevented,” said state Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, the House sponsor of both bills.
Original story, May 13, 2013:
On the 50th anniversary of the landmark ...