Moments after the Texas Senate unanimously approved the bill that bears his name, Michael Morton stood in a dim Capitol corridor Thursday afternoon holding a gift from Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst — the gavel that had announced, with a bang, passage of his criminal-justice reform bill.
“The irony here is that I’m told these are manufactured in the penitentiary,” Morton said of the gavel, inscribed with the date and name of the bill, the Michael Morton Act.
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