Although the Court’s first order list since returning from the summer was very short, it quietly moved eleven cases forward on the docket. After not having made any requests for briefing on the merits since mid-July, the Court requested full briefing in eleven cases on Friday.
This sort of request for full briefing takes the assent of three Justices and moves these cases one step closer to a decision on the merits.
The list of cases follows the break. * DOLGENCORP OF TEXAS, INC. D/B/A DOLLAR GENERAL STORE v. MARIA ISABEL LERMA, INDIVIDUALLY, ET AL., No. 08-0032
CITY OF WACO v. DEBRA KIRWAN, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF BRAD MCGEHEE, DECEASED, No. 08-0121. The State of Texas filed an amicus brief in this case at the petition stage.
BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE v. ROY A. CAMBERG, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF ANA JULIA ORTIZ, DECEASED; AND TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES, AS NEXT FRIEND OF ANA DELIA MEJIA ORTIZ, A MINOR, ENID VALENTINA MEJIA ORTIZ, A MINOR, AND RIGO, No. 08-0205
BASIC CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC., AMERICAN REALTY TRUST, INC., TRANSCONTINENTAL REALTY INVESTORS, INC., CONTINENTAL POYDRAS CORP., CONTINENTAL COMMON, INC., AND CONTINENTAL BARONNE, INC. v. DYNEX COMMERCIAL, INC. AND DYNEX CAPITAL, INC., No. 08-0244