This morning is the swearing-in ceremony for Texas lawyers who passed the February 2009 bar exam. Also today, the Texas Supreme Court begins a two-day private conference. Any petitions granted or other case dispositions should be reflected on Friday’s regular order list.

Articles from the Past Week

  • Last week, there were several newspaper mentions of SB 780, which would require the Texas Supreme Court to disclose its internal votes on petitions. I noted one of them here.

  • In the same blog post, I reacted to a suggestion made on Texas Appellate Law Blog about making Texas’s cross-appeals rules more like the federal model.

  • And, on Friday, the Court issued a quiet order list. No opinions were released, and no petitions were granted.