With this week’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court did not issue any opinions or choose any new cases for argument.
The Court held its first argument sitting this week. On Monday, Chief Justice Jefferson made some remarks about his departure, noting that cases argued this week are unlikely to be decided before October 1. With that in mind, he sat out the arguments and let Justice Hecht as the senior Justice preside. On Tuesday, the Governor made the same choice, selecting Hecht to be the next Chief Justice effective October 1.