Texas - (Ass Mess): The Texas Supreme Court is hearing an application by Texas City refinery disaster attorney Brent Coon who represents some of the victims' families to subpoena ex-BP CEO Lord Browne in this week's hearing into the explosion in that killed 15 BP workers and injured over 170 others.
The disgraced former BP boss stepped down last week from his grandiose City sinecure after UK Law Lords branded him a liar and police began investigating the circumstances of his perjured testimony.
The BP oil giant corporation had slimily argued in the past that Browne need not give evidence because he was too busy to participate in judicial proceedings and also because he had no personal involvement in the March 2005 disaster.
But Coon told the Houston judge that Browne "knew what was going on....
"His resignation means he is available and his credibility has been destroyed by the revelation that he is a perjurer."
However Texas Supreme Court officials are now dissecting the legalities of subpoenaing - and possibly forcibly extraditing from the UK - the disgraced little lying toerag because of technical arguments over points of law:
"What would be the value of making Browne testify if the highest court in the UK says he is a perjuring liar?
"It's like trying to subpoena Pinnochio: the whole thing smells of trouble and all we can forsee are endless Supreme Court Appeals and Counter-Appeals about the admissibility of any of this guy's evidence because of the perjury taint," court officials said today.
If a subpoena is ordered then Browne could find that like the hapless NatWest Three and others since he can be ordered to testify in the US due to US/UK terrorism treaties that also empower extradition in criminal investigations.
Many feel that the sight of a shackled and manacled Lord Browne being led away on the tarmac by the Feds would be a delicious little taster of his just desserts.
A report from the Texas Supreme Court is expected imminently.