The outcome of the nomination in New Hampshire could change the political fortune for the Texas Governor Rick Perry who has joined the presidential race on Republican platform. For sometime the presidential aspirant has concentrated in the state to better his chances in the polls.
The state by history is not a favourite hotspot for evangelical Republicans, but the aspirant hopes on his political strategist Dave Carney who is an indigene of the place to win the state. If that happens it could change the political equation in the Republican nominations.
The presidential aspirant hit the streets in the state to earn the attention and support of the people of the state. So far the support for the aspirant is mainly from the south and evangelical voters. He needs the 233 votes in the state to retain the tempo which he generated when he entered the race.
Although the state is dominated by presidential front runner Mitt Romney, it is expected that if the governor is to make a good impression even by coming second at the polls it could change many things in the race as his chances would be further boosted.
Perry is determined to make an impact in the state as he is campaigning vigorously. He could create the kind of impact Bill Clinton created in 1992.
Republican Ron Paul of Texas recaptured the limelight at the Conservative Political Action Conference in the presidential straw elections. He received 30% votes in his favor.
Paul, had ran for Texas president also in 2008, and grabbed 31% to 22%. This year he is followed by ex-governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney. Gary Johnson, ex-governor of New Mexico and the current Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, received only 6% votes each.
Surprisingly Sarah Palin, Former Alaska Gov. was much behind the racing line with a mere 3 percent votes. She did not even speak at the conference.
It was a rigorous fight between the candidates. The entire polling area and roads were colored white with ballot papers spread everywhere. The runner candidate Romney had won in last polls by getting 24 percent votes defeating Paul by just a single vote.
Romney also won New Hampshire Republican Committee members polls last month.
David Keane, the CPAC organizer, stated that it was not a Gallup’s election. He revealed that around 3,742 people voted voluntarily in the presidential straw polls. However, only 56% of voters were satisfied with the candidates and CPAC poll results. In 2010 only 46% people had showed pleasure with the expected candidates.
Texas is filing an appeal challenging over the greenhouse-gas rules of the federal administration of the United States. The appeal will question US President Obama’s authority over granting permission to different states regarding green house emission.
A federal appeals court of New Orleans has rejected Texas’s request for not allowing the central administration to issue greenhouse-gas permits as the states wants an autonomy in this matter. The state’s new appeal has been made in the wake of its rejected plea.
The Environmental Protection Agency of the United States started granting permission on green house emission considering the fact that Texas officials were not ready to issue the permits.
Texas appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit citing the EPA’s actions as a violation of the Clean Air Act. The state called agency’s actions as an intrusion in the legal rights of Texas.
Texas has always opposed the environmental agency’s rules on greenhouse gas emission that oblige all units of oil refiners, power plants and other industries to reduce their greenhouse gas emission under permissible limits and obtain a compulsory permit for that prior to any construction or modification for their infrastructures.
The new rule implemented by the US Environmental Protection Agency will be effective from Jan. 2.
Texas lawyers appeal against death penalty
Texas is a state where maximum people get death sentence every year. However, legal experts have challenged the punishment citing violation of constitutional laws. The lawyers have argued that the penalty leaves no hope for even innocent people who get trapped by law without committing an offence many times.
The appeal against death penalty was made during a trial of John E. Green Jr a Texan, who has been alleged of murdering a woman The lawyers stated that there were many faults in the judicial system that needed to be corrected and death penalty was one among the most heinous and cruel punishment that should be banned.
Many times due to a wrong eyewitness testimony, false interpretation of fingerprint evidences and misjudgment prove innocent people guilty. In case of life imprisonment at least they get a chance to appeal against the accusations but death penalty leaves no chance to get justice for them.
Harris County District Attorney’s Office head, Alan Curry said that the trial should not be held and he would boycott the trial in case it occurred. He faulted judges of being biased against death penalty and they were trying to exclude him from the trial.
He supported his argument by saying that the Supreme Court had already said that the risk of any innocent person being given death sentence could not defy the punishment as unconstitutional.
Lawyers who have appealed against the death penalty need to prove that the punishment violates the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment according to the state constitution.