There has been considerable buzz about a Houston Bar Association judicial survey that came out a few days ago and purported to show Justice Priscilla Owen with relatively poor ratings by Houston lawyers. This survey was prominently featured in the Reuters hit-job on Owen that I linked to earlier today. It was pretty obvious what happened: now that the Democrats’ filibuster of Justice Owen is topping the news, Democratic lawyers in Houston are dropping their evaluations of her. I searched the web for earlier evaluations, done before the political factor kicked in, but couldn’t find any.
Reader Chris Wildermuth was more resourceful. I can’t improve on his email, and will reproduce it in full: