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Entries from June 2009

Researching Unpublished COA Opinions in Texas

June 11th, 2009 · 4 Comments

I came across a tweet talking about unpublished opinions in Texas and whether practitioners, to be safe, have to use Westlaw and Lexis to search […]

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Tags: Legal Tech · Practice Notes

U.S. Supreme Court Finds Constitution Requires Judicial Recusal

June 8th, 2009 · 5 Comments

In its orders this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court has reversed the West Virginia Supreme Court’s decision in Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal, holding that […]

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Tags: News and Links

Some Cursive Language About a Texas Beach Statute

June 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Statesman editorial board asked the Governor to veto a bill about Texas beaches.

In the next-to-last day of the recent regular legislative session, […]

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Preview for Week of 6-8-2009

June 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on Preview for Week of 6-8-2009

The Court has a private conference scheduled today. As always, cases decided or petitions granted should be noted on Friday’s regular order list.

Articles from […]

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Legislature Streamlines Arbitration Appeals

June 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Handling an appeal from a Texas trial court’s arbitration order is about to be much simpler.

There has been a quirk in Texas law that often […]

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Roundup: 6-5-2009

June 5th, 2009 · Comments Off on Roundup: 6-5-2009


Now that the Legislature has adjourned from its regular session, Austin gossip turns to who is running for what office in 2010. The Statesman […]

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Order List for June 5, 2009

June 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Court issued opinions in six cases with today’s order list, granted another petition for review for future oral argument, and invited the Solicitor General […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Cases in the News

June 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Cases in the News

You might have noticed a new heading in the sidebar — “Cases in the News” — collecting stories about Texas Supreme Court cases published on […]

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