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Entries from September 2013

Opinion: Can a family court refuse to enter a mediated settlement agreement (MSA) over the best interest of a child? [Sep. 27, 2013]

September 27th, 2013 · Comments Off on Opinion: Can a family court refuse to enter a mediated settlement agreement (MSA) over the best interest of a child? [Sep. 27, 2013]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court issues opinions in one case. No new cases were chosen for argument this fall.

Opinion How does a […]

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September 26th, 2013 · Comments Off on

The newest SCOTX Justice is @judgejeffbrown of Houston’s 14th Court, who will join the Supreme Court on October 1. http://t.co/b4Mtaw8EPF

— SCOTXblog (@scotxblog) September 26, 2013

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Five grants today; one opinion [Sep. 20, 2013]

September 20th, 2013 · Comments Off on Five grants today; one opinion [Sep. 20, 2013]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court chose five petitions for argument this fall and issued one opinion.

The Court also granted a joint request […]

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No opinions or grants this week [Sep. 13, 2013]

September 13th, 2013 · Comments Off on No opinions or grants this week [Sep. 13, 2013]

With this week’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court did not issue any opinions or choose any new cases for argument.

The Court held its first […]

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A “statpack” about the Texas Supreme Court’s 2012-2013 term

September 12th, 2013 · Comments Off on A “statpack” about the Texas Supreme Court’s 2012-2013 term

I put together this deck with my statistics for the Texas Supreme Court’s latest term, which ended on August 31, 2013. The numbers are drawn […]

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Tags: Practice Notes

September 12th, 2013 · Comments Off on

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is not happy with @howappealing reporting on its time-to-decision stats. http://t.co/VejNFOdZZ5

— SCOTXblog (@scotxblog) September 12, 2013

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Nathan Hecht to be appointed the next Chief Justice

September 10th, 2013 · Comments Off on Nathan Hecht to be appointed the next Chief Justice

I saw the news on Twitter, and then refreshed the Governor’s press release page until I found official confirmation:

Here is the press release from @GovernorPerry […]

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SCOTX takes the Deepwater Horizon case [Sep. 6, 2013]

September 6th, 2013 · Comments Off on SCOTX takes the Deepwater Horizon case [Sep. 6, 2013]

With today’s orders, the Texas Supreme Court formally accepted review of IN RE DEEPWATER HORIZON, No. 13-0670 , the case that it received from the […]

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