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No. 14-0986
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MIKE MORATH, COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION v. STERLING CITY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, HIGHLAND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND BLACKWELL CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Oral argument was held on December 9, 2015. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 24, 2016. It then denied rehearing on September 23, 2016 File Closed

Opinions

June 24, 2016

Hecht
Green
Lehrmann
Devine

Chief Justice Hecht announced the judgment of the Court and delivered an opinion, in which Justice Green, Justice Lehrmann, and Justice Devine joined. PDF

Johnson
Willett
Guzman
Boyd

Justice Johnson delivered an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, in which Justice Willett, Justice Guzman, and Justice Boyd joined.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument | Video PDF

Brown

Justice Brown delivered an opinion concurring in the judgment. PDF

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:11th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:11-12-00035-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Mike Willson

Trial Court

Trial Court:345th District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable John K. Dietz
Trial Docket:D-1-GV-10-000124

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2016-09-23 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2016-09-23 Mandate issued  
2016-08-10 Motion for Rehearing  
2016-08-10 Case forwarded to Court
2016-07-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2016-07-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2016-06-24 Concurring and Dissenting Opinion delivered   Issued
2016-06-24 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2016-06-24 Opinion issued   Reversed court of appeals' judgment and dismiss for want of jurisdiction
2016-06-24 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
2016-05-05 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2016-05-04 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2016-05-03 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2016-05-03 Miscellaneous Motion  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between December 9, 2015 and May 3, 2016.  
2015-12-09 Oral argument  
2015-12-08 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
2015-11-18 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2015-11-16 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2015-10-09 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2015-10-09 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2015-10-09 Petition for Review granted
2015-09-09 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-08-18 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-08-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-08-11 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-07-21 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-07-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-07-08 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-06-24 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-06-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-05-21 Case Record Filed  
2015-05-20 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-05-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-05-01 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2015-05-01 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2015-03-18 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2015-03-02 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-01-30 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2014-12-30 Case forwarded to Court
2014-11-25 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Williams, Michael L.
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Mr. Daniel T. Hodge
Ms. Nichole Beth Bunker-Henderson
Ms. Beth Ellen Klusmann
Mr. Jonathan F. Mitchell
Attorney General Greg W. Abbott
Ms. Shelley Nieto Dahlberg
Petitioner
Blackwell Consolidated Independent School District
Mr. Kevin T. O'Hanlon
Ms. Leslie L. McCollom
Respondent
Highland Independent School District
Mr. Kevin T. O'Hanlon
Ms. Leslie L. McCollom
Respondent
Sterling City Independent School District
Mr. Kevin T. O'Hanlon
Ms. Leslie L. McCollom
Respondent
 
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