The Court is closed today for Presidents’ Day and no conferences are scheduled this week.
On Friday of last week, the Court chose fourteen new cases to receive full briefing on the merits, queuing them up for possible decision later.
As always, a list of those recent briefing requests should appear in the blog’s sidebar for thirty days.
Articles from the Past Week
The week began with this post about the state of the Texas Supreme Court’s docket: Why This Week’s Conference Matters.
On Wednesday, the Chief Justices gave his state of the judiciary speech. The blog had this article (“The State of the Judiciary Is…”) and the later post More Reactions to the State of the Judiciary.
Order List for February 13, 2009. The Court issued opinions in four cases and set nine cases for oral argument in March. Two of the cases decided were In re Gayle E. Coppock and Pine Oak Builders, Inc. v. Great American Lloyds Ins. Co.. The Coppock case was also written up in the Austin American-Statesman on Saturday, and the In re Labatt decision was mentioned on the blog Disputing.
The week also included this short post about the Three Little Words that you don’t need to tell the Texas Supreme Court, even on Valentine’s Week.