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Travis County, Texas, prosecutors are investigating whether Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht received an illegal gift when Jackson Walker discounted its legal fees for representing him in his 2006 fight with the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

On July 24, the citizens’ group Texas Watch filed complaints about the reduction in Hecht’s legal bill with three agencies, including the Public Integrity Unit of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office, which investigates and prosecutes alleged wrongdoing by public officials. Jackson Walker represented Hecht in his successful challenge of the judicial conduct commission’s public admonition of him for his support in 2005 of then-White House counsel Harriet Miers’ failed nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Miers has been a member of Locke Liddell & Sapp in Dallas since May.

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