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Entries from January 2010

No opinions today [order list of Jan. 29, 2010]

January 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on No opinions today [order list of Jan. 29, 2010]

This week’s orders list was not accompanied by any opinions or new grants.

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Tags: Order Lists

SCOTUS denies review of petition challenging Texas parental-termination system

January 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on SCOTUS denies review of petition challenging Texas parental-termination system

The challenge to Texas’s parental-termination system in the US Supreme Court, which I first wrote about in this post, has come to a quiet end.

The […]

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Tags: Case Notes · News and Links

One routine per curiam [order list of Jan. 22, 2010]

January 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on One routine per curiam [order list of Jan. 22, 2010]

With today’s order list, the Texas Supreme Court issued one per curiam opinion that was a routine application of a holding it made last year […]

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Citizens United and Judicial Elections [updated]

January 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Citizens United and Judicial Elections [updated]

Most commentary about today’s Citizens United decision will focus on congressional and presidential elections.

But the decision may hit closer to home. Professor Rick Hasen […]

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CourTex: Rate of jury trials in Texas

January 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on CourTex: Rate of jury trials in Texas

Court watchers in Texas have a unique resource in CourTex, a blog maintained by Carl Reynolds, the director of Texas’s Office of Court Administration.

In a […]

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On the docket: Liability of horse owners, getting attorneys fees for medical-malpractice defense

January 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on On the docket: Liability of horse owners, getting attorneys fees for medical-malpractice defense

The Texas Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in three cases on Thursday, January 21.

One case involves the Texas Equine Activity Act, which […]

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Tags: Case Notes

Texas Supreme Court candidates who tweet

January 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on Texas Supreme Court candidates who tweet

I’ve found five Texas Supreme Court candidates (so far) who have active Twitter accounts.

I’ve combined their feeds together into this Twitter list, which you can […]

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Tags: Elections

Texas Supreme Court election resources

January 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on Texas Supreme Court election resources

This will be the second election cycle for SCOTXblog.

To help readers follow and make sense of the Texas Supreme Court campaigns, I’ve added a page […]

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Tags: Elections · News and Links