With today’s orders list, the Court did not issue any opinions or choose new cases for oral argument.

On Tuesday of this week, departing Chief Justice Jefferson passed the torch to new Chief Justice Hecht, swearing him in during a ceremony in the Supreme Court chamber. (photos)

On Thursday, new Justice Jeff Brown took the oath of office to join the Court. (photos) He has been promoted from Houston’s Fourteenth Court of Appeals, where he had served since 2007. From 2001 to 2007, he was a district judge in Houston.