The Court was scheduled to hear argument next week in In re Texas Attorney, No. 09-0277, a case about what powers the Board of Disciplinary Appeals has to oversee initial attorney disciplinary proceedings before they are complete — the power asserted here, as I understand it, was akin to mandamus review of a trial court.

Even reading about that issue deserves some ethics CLE credit. (No, I don’t recommend that you try to claim it.)

But the question will remain an academic one, at least for now. In an order released today, the Texas Supreme Court granted an unopposed motion to vacate the opinion below and dismiss the appeal.