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Entries from November 2011

When during the year does the Texas Supreme Court issue the bulk of its opinions?

November 30th, 2011 · Comments Off on When during the year does the Texas Supreme Court issue the bulk of its opinions?

It’s been nearly three months since the start of the Texas Supreme Court’s fiscal-year term. How are things going at the one-quarter mark?

As of […]

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Tags: Practice Notes

Texas Supreme Court upholds the state franchise tax [Nov. 28, 2011]

November 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on Texas Supreme Court upholds the state franchise tax [Nov. 28, 2011]

In re Allcat Claims Service, L.P. and John Weakly, No. 11-0589

The Texas Constitution prohibits the Legislature from imposing an income tax unless the voters of […]

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Tags: Case Notes · Order Lists

Decision expected (really) soon on the Allcat business-tax challenge

November 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Decision expected (really) soon on the Allcat business-tax challenge

We’re expecting the Texas Supreme Court’s decision in the Allcat case soon — really soon.

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Tags: Case Notes

Opinion about gas rates; Upcoming argument about how direct-to-consumer advertising affects drug-maker liability [Nov. 18, 2011]

November 18th, 2011 · Comments Off on Opinion about gas rates; Upcoming argument about how direct-to-consumer advertising affects drug-maker liability [Nov. 18, 2011]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court issued one opinion, dismissed a case that had been set for argument, and granted a motion to […]

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Tags: Case Notes · Order Lists

How to Cite to Wikipedia in Appellate Briefs

November 17th, 2011 · 3 Comments

If you want to cite Wikipedia in an appellate brief, how can you be sure what article your reader will see next month or even the next day?

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Tags: Legal Writing · Practice Notes

No orders [Veterans Day]

November 11th, 2011 · Comments Off on No orders [Veterans Day]

The Texas Supreme Court will not be releasing its regular weekly orders today because the state courts are closed for Veterans Day.

Next Monday, the Justices […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Update on the second case challenging the margins tax

November 1st, 2011 · Comments Off on Update on the second case challenging the margins tax

I’ve written before about the Allcat Claims Service, L.P. v. Susan Combs, No. 11-0589, challenge to the Texas margins tax, which was argued to the […]

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Tags: Case Notes