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Entries from May 2010

Lehrmann appointed to Texas Supreme Court effective June 21

May 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Today, Governor Perry announced the appointment of district judge Debra Lehrmann to be a justice on the Texas Supreme Court, effective June 21, 2010.

Judge Lehrmann […]

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Tags: Elections · News and Links

Five new grants; a remand in the interest of justice; more on contractual subrogation [May 28, 2010]

May 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on Five new grants; a remand in the interest of justice; more on contractual subrogation [May 28, 2010]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court issued per curiam opinions in two pending cases.

Leila Regina Brown Hidalgo v. Alvin Steele Hidalgo, No. 09-0415 […]

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Tags: Order Lists

A wrinkle in the US Supreme Court’s recent decision that juveniles cannot get life without parole

May 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on A wrinkle in the US Supreme Court’s recent decision that juveniles cannot get life without parole

When does the US Supreme Court ask for information from the federal government and bypass OSG? When does the Court do its own research […]

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Tags: News and Links

How to Make PDF E-Briefs for the Texas Supreme Court

May 26th, 2010 · 3 Comments

The blog has covered the Texas Supreme Court’s new rules for electronic briefs, including a few pointers on what’s likely to trip you up. (( […]

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Tags: Electronic Briefs · Legal Tech · Practice Notes

No opinions today; two summaries from last week [May 21, 2010]

May 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on No opinions today; two summaries from last week [May 21, 2010]

This is the week of the American Law Institute conference. Most of the Texas Supreme Court Justices are members of ALI, so it is […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Justice O’Neill to step down June 20th

May 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Justice O’Neill will be stepping down from the Texas Supreme Court on June 20, 2010. This gives the Governor the opportunity to appoint an […]

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Tags: News and Links

New grant about calculating child support in divorce; seven cases decided with opinions [May 7, 2010]

May 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court granted one new petition for review and issued opinions in seven others.

New grant: How to calculate […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Texas Supreme Court takes more steps toward electronic filing

May 6th, 2010 · 2 Comments

The Texas Supreme Court has issued a new order to amend and replace its original order about e-filing, which I wrote about in February. […]

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Tags: Practice Notes