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<br /> www.texaslawyer.com<br /> NOVEMBER 9, 2009 • VOL. 25 • NO. 32 • $9.00<br /> COULD COMMISSIONERS’ ORDER ALLOW SEIZURE OF<br /> by MIRIAM ROZEN<br /> An Oct. 20 Dallas County Commissioners Court<br /> order so concerned Criminal District Court No. 1<br /> Judge Robert D. Burns III that he wrote a letter to<br /> the commissioners asking them to rescind it. But<br /> on Nov. 3, the commissioners declined to do so.<br /> The commissioners’ Oct. 20 order, approved by a 3-2<br /> vote, authorized the seizure of the hard drives on the Pre-<br /> cinct 5 constable’s work computers as part of an ongoing<br /> investigation into employment practices. The order came a<br /> week after county information technology department staff<br /> members’ Oct. 13 removal of hard drives from Precinct 5<br /> Constable James Cortes’ computers. 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