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1:56 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

New Development In Impeachment Investgation Of UT Regent

The University of Texas System has reversed course and is now asking state lawmakers to issue subpoenas of university employees amid their impeachment investigation of a system regent.

University attorneys say the employees remain willing to cooperate.

But they now want "friendly subpoenas" issued to provide extra legal protection for those testifying before a special state House committee.

The House Select Transparency in State Agency Operations Committee responded Tuesday by subpoenaing two system attorneys.

It also subpoenaed Regent Wallace Hall for Dec. 10 — but then later recalled that, due to scheduling issues.

Hall has been accused of misusing his office to try and oust Austin campus President Bill Powers.

He faces many allegations, including whether he abused open records laws with requests for more than 800,000 pages of documents.

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