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No orders today [Dec. 31, 2010]

December 31st, 2010 · Comments Off on No orders today [Dec. 31, 2010]

With both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve falling on Fridays this year, it is no surprise that the Texas Supreme Court has not issued […]

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A busy week for tort law, and one new grant [Dec. 17, 2010]

December 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on A busy week for tort law, and one new grant [Dec. 17, 2010]

With Friday’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court issued two new decisions that will be important to the Texas tort bar. It also issued […]

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Texas’ new Solicitor General: Jonathan Mitchell

December 10th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Yesterday was (now former) Texas Solicitor General Jim Ho’s last day.

The interregnum did not last long. Today, Jonathan Mitchell of George Mason Law School […]

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Quiet orders list today [Dec. 10, 2010]

December 10th, 2010 · Comments Off on Quiet orders list today [Dec. 10, 2010]

The Texas Supreme Court did not issue any opinions or select new cases for argument with today’s orders list.

The Justices have a private conference next […]

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Lessons for Texas appellate lawyers in the latest SCOTX statistics

December 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Lessons for Texas appellate lawyers in the latest SCOTX statistics

Last week, the Office of Court Administration released its official 2010 statistics page. On that list is the “Supreme Court Activity” document that is […]

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A Texas concurrence makes the Washington op-ed pages

December 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment

First, Justice Willett’s concurring opinion in the Robinson case attracted attention from notable appellate geeks and other geeks more likely to read Wired for the […]

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Nine sets of opinions and three grants [Dec. 3, 2010]

December 3rd, 2010 · 3 Comments

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court issued nine sets of opinions and granted three new cases for review.

This post discusses the new grants. […]

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SCOTX accepts the homestead-exemption case

November 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on SCOTX accepts the homestead-exemption case

With an unscheduled orders list today, the Texas Supreme Court accepted the Fifth Circuit’s certified question about the Texas homestead exemption.

The question boils down […]

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