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Holiday Closings

December 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on Holiday Closings

The Court is officially closed today, tomorrow, and Friday (the 26th). By an email, the Court says that emergency requests should be directed by […]

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The CVSG Comes to Texas

December 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on The CVSG Comes to Texas

In today’s order list, the Texas Supreme Court broke some new ground in how it interacts with the executive branch.

SOLICITOR GENERAL INVITED TO […]

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Tags: Practice Notes

Order List for December 19, 2008

December 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on Order List for December 19, 2008

The Court issued five merits decisions with today’s order list.

Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., L.P. v. Mitchell, No. 05-0171. This judgment had a 5-3 split, […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Order List for December 12, 2008

December 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on Order List for December 12, 2008

It was a relatively quiet in this week’s orders list.

In a quirky list, the Court struck some petitions for failure to comply with the briefing […]

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I’ll Bet You This YouTube Video Wasn’t in the Top 10…

December 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on I’ll Bet You This YouTube Video Wasn’t in the Top 10…

A plaintiff in a fraud lawsuit against Mac Haik Ford placed a six-minute-long excerpt of a video deposition onto YouTube. The video clip included […]

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A Year of Blogging

December 8th, 2008 · 4 Comments

A year ago this week, I hit “publish” on a short introductory post. Since then, I have (apparently) cranked out 267 more posts — which, […]

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Tags: SCOTXblog Announcements

Amicus Argument Granted … and Denied [Updated 12/9]

December 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on Amicus Argument Granted … and Denied [Updated 12/9]

Yesterday, the Texas Supreme Court resolved two motions to participate in oral argument by amici — granting one request and denying the other.

In Gail Ashley […]

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Tags: Case Notes · Practice Notes

Order List for December 5, 2008

December 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on Order List for December 5, 2008

The Texas Supreme Court released four decisions with today’s order list:

In re GlobalSantaFe Corp., No. 07-0400 (Justice Willett)

In re General Electric Co., No. 07-0195 (Justice […]

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Tags: Order Lists