Democratic Representative Harold Dutton has filed HB 189, hoping that this year the Texas legislature will ban uncorroborated testimony of jailhouse snitches. The snitching is a terrific tool for prosecutors, so it may be a difficult sell. In the past, Pete Gallejo was in charge of the committee overseeing criminal justice; he has ascended to national Congress. [disclaimer: Pete was not only my student at U.T. Law but was Teacher’s Pet.] Let’s hope Rep. Dutton can open a fruitful debate.