Texas Gov. Rick Perry's controversial pick to lead the state Forensic Science Commission is facing certain rejection from the state Senate, but Perry only needs him in the job for another week.
That's long enough for the panel to rule on a case that has raised highly-charged questions of whether Texas sent a man to his execution based on faulty arson evidence.MORE: From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Republican state Sen. Bob Deuell, chairman of the Senate Nominations Committee, said Wednesday that he is stalling a vote on the nomination of John Bradley as chairman of the state Forensic Science Commission until that panel considers its final report in a controversial arson/execution case.
The forensics panel is scheduled to meet April 14-15 to consider its final report on the case of Cameron Todd Willingham.
Perry presided over Willingham's 2004 execution. Perry appointed Williamson County prosecutor John Bradley to lead the forensics panel in 2009.
Once in charge, Bradley slowed down the panel's work and pushed members to find there was no misconduct by fire investigators in the original 1991 investigation.