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Entries from August 2011

This Week at SCOTX [Aug. 29, 2011]

August 29th, 2011 · Comments Off on This Week at SCOTX [Aug. 29, 2011]

Here’s what is on the Court’s calendar for this week:

Last Day of the Fiscal Year (Wednesday): August 31st is the end of the fiscal year […]

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Tags: Weekly Previews

Orders released; blog post delayed

August 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on Orders released; blog post delayed

With the last Friday orders list of the fiscal year, the Court released opinions in 19 cases today. The Court also granted review in […]

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Tags: Order Lists

The constitutional challenge to Texas’s business tax is on a fast track [Updated]

August 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on The constitutional challenge to Texas’s business tax is on a fast track [Updated]

Allcat Claims Service L.P. and John Weakly v. Susan Combs, No. 11-0589

The Texas Supreme Court has set a fast-track schedule for the challenge to Texas’s […]

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Tags: Case Notes

This Week at SCOTX [Aug. 22, 2011]

August 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on This Week at SCOTX [Aug. 22, 2011]

It’s the last full week of the Term, so I’m expecting a busy Friday. The Court released a bunch of new briefing requests. And I discover the jurisprudence of cartoon animals.

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Tags: Weekly Previews

Five new cases for argument in December [Aug. 19, 2011]

August 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment

There were no opinions on today’s orders list, but the Court did work through many of the petitions that had accumulated during its break. […]

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Tags: Order Lists

New SCOTX order: E-filing moves from voluntary to mandatory in one month

August 15th, 2011 · Comments Off on New SCOTX order: E-filing moves from voluntary to mandatory in one month

The Texas Supreme Court has been telling us that e-filing would move from “voluntary” to mandatory this fall. Now, the Court has set the […]

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Tags: Practice Notes

This Week at SCOTX [Aug. 15, 2011]

August 15th, 2011 · Comments Off on This Week at SCOTX [Aug. 15, 2011]

Here’s what is on the Court’s calendar for this week:

Conference (Tuesday): This is the Court’s first private conference in more than a month. I […]

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Tags: Weekly Previews

My U.S. Supreme Court tracking project: CertPool.com

August 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment

An update about CertPool.com, my project for tracking the U.S. Supreme Court docket. You can see amicus filings, find out which cases are pending from your area, and get updates on specific cases by RSS.

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Tags: Legal Tech · US Supreme Court