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Why prosecutors settled the Ken Paxton caseAs Yogi Berra liked to say, it was déjà vu all over again Tuesday, in the ongoing prosecutions against Texas attorney general Ken Paxton. Much as he did in September, when the Texas Senate acquitted him of bribery and corruption charges, the attorney general walked blithely out of a courtroom Tuesday morning largely unscathed.This time, however, it wasn’t his Republican cronies in the state Senate who let him off, but the lawyers who had been prosecuting him for nearly a decade. With Paxton’s case finally set to come to trial next month, lawyers on both sides suddenly agreed to a pretrial intervention. That arrangement would erase three felony securities-fraud charges, so long as the attorney general stays out of trouble going forward and abides by…

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