Nancy just wrote up the decision by the (all-Republican) court of appeals in Texas to reject's DeLay request for a speedy trial below.
This begs the question, as a colleague just suggested to me: Did the Court tell DeLay on Friday of its decision, thereby pushing DeLay to issue his statement on Saturday that he wouldn't seek to return to his leadership position?
It's not unheard of for courts to inform parties of an impending decision shortly before they issue it. Did DeLay know? Did the Republican court give DeLay a face-saving way out?