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No. 06-0074
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PASTOR RICK BARR AND PHILEMON HOMES, INC. v. CITY OF SINTON

Oral argument was held on March 22, 2007. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 19, 2009. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 7 articles about this case.

July 20, 2010

Recent Fifth Circuit decision about Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act

from SCOTXblog

The Court has issued opinions:

June 23, 2009

Marci A. Hamilton The Folly of the Federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act – and Texas's Too

from Findlaw's Writ

June 20, 2009

In ruling, Supreme Court says religion deserves greater protection

from Austin American-Statesman

June 19, 2009

Order List for June 19, 2009

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 7 other cases.

June 19, 2009

Court rules against city in religious law case

from Dallas Morning News

June 19, 2009

Religious ministry for former prisoners cannot be zoned out

from Tex Parte

June 19, 2009

Texas Supreme Court rules against Sinton in religious law case

from Corpus Christi Caller Times

Opinion

June 19, 2009

Hecht
Jefferson
Oneill
Wainwright
Brister
Medina
Green
Johnson
Willett

Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:13th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:13-03-00727-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Rogelio Valdez

Trial Court

Trial Court:343rd District Court
County:San Patricio
Trial Judge:Honorable Janna K. Whatley
Trial Docket:S-01-5735-CV-C

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2010-02-05 Case Stored  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between October 9, 2009 and February 5, 2010.  
2009-10-09 Mandate issued  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between July 1, 2009 and October 9, 2009.  
2009-07-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2009-06-26 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2009-06-26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2009-06-19 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2009-06-19 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2009-06-19 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between June 9, 2008 and June 19, 2009.  
2008-06-09 Motion for Leave to File Post Submission disposed   Filing granted
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between April 16, 2008 and June 9, 2008.  
2008-04-16 Certification (various) in case received  
2008-04-16 Motion to withdraw disposed of   Filing granted
2008-04-15 Motion to Withdraw Filed  
2008-04-15 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between July 31, 2007 and April 15, 2008.  
2007-07-31 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-07-24 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-07-24 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-07-16 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2007-07-16 Call received  
2007-07-13 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2007-07-13 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Denied
2007-07-11 Response to Motion filed  
2007-07-10 Response to Motion filed  
2007-07-10 Call received  
2007-07-05 Miscellaneous Motion  
2007-07-05 Miscellaneous Motion  
2007-07-05 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Respondent)  
2007-06-18 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between April 16, 2007 and June 18, 2007.  
2007-04-16 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-04-12 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-04-11 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2007-03-30 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2007-03-30 Motion for leave to file post submission brief  
2007-03-22 Oral argument  
2007-03-22 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between January 23, 2007 and March 22, 2007.  
2007-01-23 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2007-01-18 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-12-29 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-12-19 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2006-12-15 Motion to Recuse disposed   Denied
2006-12-15 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2006-12-15 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2006-12-15 Petition for Review granted
2006-12-08 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2006-12-08 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2006-12-08 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2006-12-08 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2006-12-06 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-12-04 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2006-12-04 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2006-12-04 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2006-12-04 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2006-12-04 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2006-11-20 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2006-11-14 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-11-06 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-11-03 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2006-10-26 Response to Motion filed  
2006-10-18 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2006-10-18 Document received (See Remarks)  
2006-10-18 Document received (See Remarks)  
2006-10-18 Miscellaneous Motion  
2006-10-04 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2006-09-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2006-09-08 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2006-09-07 Notice of Appearance  
2006-08-24 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2006-08-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2006-08-21 Notice of Appearance  
2006-08-01 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2006-07-26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2006-07-14 Reply to Response (Respondent)  
2006-07-11 Response to Motion filed  
2006-07-07 Call received  
2006-07-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2006-06-28 Motion to Recuse filed  
2006-06-28 Motion for Extension of Time filed  
2006-06-22 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-06-22 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-06-22 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-06-13 Case Record Filed  
2006-06-01 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2006-05-31 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2006-05-08 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2006-04-20 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2006-03-24 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2006-03-21 Case forwarded to Court
2006-03-10 Response Waiver filed  
2006-03-06 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2006-03-06 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2006-01-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2006-01-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

Parties

Party Counsel Role
City of Sinton
Mr. Brian Charles Miller
Mr. James F. McKibben Jr.
Mr. Carlos Villarreal
Respondent
Philemon Homes, Inc.
Mr. Hiram S. Sasser III
Petitioner
Barr, Rick
Mr. Jonathan M. Saenz
Mr. James C. Ho
Mr. Scott Howard Mellon
Mr. Michael Casey Mattox
Mr. Mark S. Whitburn
Mr. Bradford M. Condit
Mr. Michael Sean Royall
Mr. Hiram S. Sasser III
Mr. Kelly J. Shackelford
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Prison Fellowship
Ms. Allyson Newton Ho
The American Center for Law and Justice
Mr. Erik M. Zimmerman
Mr. Jay Alan Sekulow
Anti-Defamation League
Ms. Loren Jacobson
Laycock, Douglas
Mr. Douglas Laycock
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