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No. 15-0073
TAMES

KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS v. CITY OF DALLAS

A petition was filed on March 9, 2015. Oral argument was held on September 14, 2016. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on February 3, 2017.

In the news...

Tracking 1 article about this case.

February 19, 2016

Four grants for future argument (likely in the fall); rehearing granted in the Houston takings case between home owners and a flood-control district [Feb. 19, 2016]

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 4 other cases.

The Court has issued opinions:

Opinions

February 3, 2017

Guzman
Hecht
Green
Willett
Lehrmann
Devine
Brown

Justice Guzman delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Hecht, Justice Green, Justice Willett, Justice Lehrmann, Justice Devine, and Justice Brown joined. PDF

Boyd
Johnson

Justice Boyd delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Johnson joined.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument | Video PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:03-13-00686-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Melissa Young Goodwin

Trial Court

Trial Court:419th District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable Stephen Yelenosky
Trial Docket:D-1-GV-10-000836

Upcoming

Date Event  
2017-02-21 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-02-03 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2017-02-03 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2017-02-03 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 14, 2016 and February 3, 2017.  
2016-09-14 Oral argument  
2016-09-13 Letter Filed  
2016-09-09 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between July 11, 2016 and September 9, 2016.  
2016-07-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-07-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-07-08 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2016-06-21 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-06-16 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between February 19, 2016 and June 16, 2016.  
2016-02-19 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-02-19 Petition for Review granted
2016-02-16 Letter Filed  
2016-01-22 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2016-01-11 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-12-28 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-11-24 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2015-11-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-11-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-11-04 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-10-02 Cases consolidated by Supreme Court  
2015-10-02 Motion to Consolidate disposed   Filing granted
2015-09-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-09-22 Motion to Consolidate filed  
2015-09-22 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-09-21 Case Record Filed  
2015-09-09 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2015-09-04 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2015-08-06 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2015-07-08 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2015-06-29 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2015-06-29 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2015-06-16 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-05-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2015-05-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-04-17 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2015-03-17 Case forwarded to Court
2015-03-16 Response Waiver filed  
2015-03-09 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2015-01-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2015-01-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

Parties

Party Counsel Role
City of Dallas
Ms. Barbara E. Rosenberg
Mr. James B. Pinson
Mr. Christopher J. Caso
Mr. Warren M.S. Ernst
Respondent
Paxton, Ken
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Ms. Kimberly L. Fuchs
Mr. Charles Roy
Mr. James Edward Davis
Ms. Rosalind L. Hunt
Mr. David A. Talbot Jr.
Mr. Bill Davis
Petitioner
Perkins, Timothy S.
Mr. Paul Theodore Stoinoff II
Intervenor

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas City Attorneys Association
Ms. Christy Drake-Adams
Texas Municipal League
Ms. Christy Drake-Adams
Texas Association of Counties
Ms. Christy Drake-Adams
Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas
Mr. Joseph R. Larsen

Summary for Set to be argued on September 14, 2016

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