The Texas Supreme Court could rule sometime in the next few months.
Blair declined an interview request from The Associated Press.
If Blair is granted compensation, Session suggested Blair’s victims could file a lawsuit or the state could seize the money to pay for his prison expenses.
Session, now the policy director of the state Innocence Project, said he also has talked to state lawmakers about changing the law next year to prevent anyone else from making a claim like Blair's.
But Jeff Blackburn, the state Innocence Project’s chief counsel and another advocate for wrongful-conviction laws, said he believed Blair has a legitimate claim.
‘‘I think we can all agree that nobody really likes the result in this case. But that’s not the point,’’ Blackburn said. ‘‘That time, in Michael Blair’s life, was wrongfully taken from him, and the state should pay for it.’’