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IN RE BILLY JAMES SMITH

Oral argument was held on November 10, 2010. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on March 4, 2011. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 5 articles about this case.

March 8, 2011

Texas Supreme Court and wrongful imprisonment laws

from Austin American-Statesman

The Court has issued opinions:

March 4, 2011

Compensation for wrongfully convicted prisoners [Mar. 4, 2011]

from SCOTXblog

November 30, 2010

Innocence, compensation, and past crimes: Does parole revocation from a false conviction trigger compensation?

from Grits for Breakfast

November 26, 2010

State unfairly cut compensation, 3 exonerated men say

from Austin American-Statesman

The article also mentions:
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  • IN RE RONALD GENE TAYLOR
  • November 12, 2010

    This week’s oral argument sitting [Nov. 9-10, 2010]

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 4 other cases.

    Opinion

    March 4, 2011

    Medina
    Jefferson
    Hecht
    Wainwright
    Green
    Johnson
    Willett
    Guzman
    Lehrmann

    Justice Medina delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

     

    Court of Appeals

    None

    Trial Court

    None

    Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2011-07-18 Case Stored  
      This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between April 15, 2011 and July 18, 2011.  
    2011-04-15 Certified cys of cost bill sent to attys of record  
    2011-03-08 Letter Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
    2011-03-04 Opinion issued Writ of Mandamus conditionally granted
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between November 16, 2010 and March 4, 2011.  
    2010-11-16 Post submission brief filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
    2010-11-10 Oral argument  
      This case was waiting for oral argument between September 20, 2010 and November 10, 2010.  
    2010-09-20 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received (Relator)  
    2010-08-26 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received (Respondent)  
    2010-08-20 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2010-08-20 Mandamus Set to Argue
    2010-08-20 Petition for Writ of Mandamus disposed Case set for oral argument
    2010-07-13 Waiver of Brief on the Merits (Relator)  
    2010-06-24 Brief filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
    2010-06-07 Waiver of Brief on the Merits (Relator)  
    2010-05-06 Brief on the Merits Requested  
    2010-04-20 Phone call from Clerk's Office (Relator)  
    2010-04-20 Motion for extension of length of brief disposed   Filing granted
    2010-04-19 Reply to Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Relator)  
    2010-04-19 Motion for Extension of Length of Brief filed (Relator)  
    2010-04-01 MET to file reply disposed of (Relator)   Filing granted
    2010-03-31 Motion to extend time to file reply (Relator)  
    2010-03-30 Letter Filed (Relator)  
    2010-03-08 Case Record Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
    2010-03-08 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
    2010-02-05 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2010-01-27 Designation of Lead Counsel (Real Parties in Interest)  
    2010-01-26 Case forwarded to Court
    2010-01-22 Appendix Filed (Relator)  
    2010-01-22 Petition for Writ of Mandamus filed (Relator)  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Smith, Billy James
    Mr. Kevin Glasheen
    Mr. Kristopher Edwin Moore
    Relator
    Combs, Susan
    Mr. James C. Ho
    Mr. Philip A. Lionberger
    Mr. Martin Cherry
    Attorney General Greg W. Abbott
    Mr. Clarence Andrew Weber
    Mr. David S. Morales
    Real Party In Interest
     
     
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