And the folks at SCOTUSblog have chosen it as a “petition to watch” for the U.S. Supreme Court’s May 1, 2009 conference. (( Most results of that conference will be released by the Court the next Monday, May 4th. ))
Update: SCOTUS denied the petition in this order list (PDF).
This appeal questions the constitutionality of Texas’s system for taxing out-of-state title insurers. The Supreme Court of Texas divided 5-4 in the case, with the majority opinion by Justice Willett here and the dissenting opinion by Justice Hecht here.
The docket sheet for the U.S. Supreme Court is here. The DocketDB page from the case’s time at the Texas Supreme Court is here.
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1 Dylan Drummond // Apr 30, 2009 at 8:13 am
Perhaps only interesting to me is the Texian quote to be found in Justice Hecht’s dissent, which I have taken wholly out of context. It is on my list of words and phrases I’d like to work into a brief:
“Ordinarily, everything is bigger in Texas ….” First Am. Title Ins. Co. v. Combs, 258 S.W.3d 627, 643 (Tex. 2008) (Hecht, J., dissenting).