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No. 15-0320
TAMES

KING STREET PATRIOTS, CATHERINE ENGELBRECHT, BRYAN ENGELBRECHT, AND DIANE JOSEPHS v. TEXAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY; GILBERTO HINOJOSA, SUCCESSOR TO BOYD RICHIE, IN HIS CAPACITY AS CHAIRMAN OF THE TEXAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY; JOHN WARREN, IN HIS CAPACITY AS DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR DALLAS COUNTY CLERK; ET AL.

A petition was filed on April 27, 2015. Oral argument was held on February 7, 2017. A decision is still pending.

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Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:03-12-00255-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Melissa Young Goodwin

Trial Court

Trial Court:261st District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable John K. Dietz
Trial Docket:D-1-GN-11-002363

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-02-07 Oral argument  
2017-02-02 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-02-01 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-01-13 Motion to Argue disposed   Filing granted
2017-01-10 Motion to Argue filed  
2016-12-14 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-11-22 Motion to re-set submission date disposed   Filing granted
2016-11-22 Submission reset   Case set for oral argument
2016-11-21 Motion to re-set submission date filed.  
2016-11-17 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-11-17 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-11-17 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2016-11-15 Letter Filed  
2016-11-14 Solicitor general invited to file brief  
2016-11-04 Letter Filed  
2016-11-01 Letter sent to parties - TX GOVT CODE § 402.010(a)  
2016-10-04 Electronic communication received from Party  
2016-10-04 Letter Filed  
2016-09-23 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2016-09-23 Petition for Review granted
2016-09-23 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was pending on merits briefs between May 11, 2016 and September 23, 2016.  
2016-05-11 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2016-05-02 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2016-04-15 Motion to withdraw disposed of   Filing granted
2016-04-08 Motion to Withdraw Filed  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between January 12, 2016 and April 8, 2016.  
2016-01-12 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2016-01-12 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2016-01-12 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2016-01-12 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2016-01-06 Motion to withdraw disposed of   Filing granted
2016-01-06 Electronic communication received from Party  
2015-12-29 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2015-12-21 Motion to Withdraw Filed  
2015-11-20 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2015-11-20 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2015-11-20 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2015-11-20 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2015-11-20 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2015-11-20 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2015-11-20 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2015-11-20 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2015-11-20 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2015-11-20 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2015-11-20 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2015-11-20 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2015-11-17 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2015-11-10 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2015-11-10 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2015-11-02 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-10-09 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-09-15 Case Record Filed  
2015-09-14 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2015-09-11 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2015-07-30 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2015-07-20 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-07-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2015-07-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-06-05 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2015-05-06 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2015-05-05 Case forwarded to Court
2015-05-01 Response Waiver filed  
2015-04-27 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Engelbrecht, Bryan
Ms. Margaret A. Wilson
Mr. James Bopp Jr.
Mr. Jonathan M. Saenz
Mr. Brock C. Akers
Mr. Michael S. Hull
Mr. Kelly J. Shackelford
Justin Butterfield
Petitioner
Texas Democratic Party
Mr. Chad Wilson Dunn
Mr. Richard Alan 'Dicky' Grigg
Mr. K. Scott Brazil
Abbie Kamin
Respondent
Engelbrecht, Catherine
Mr. James Bopp Jr.
Mr. Brock C. Akers
Mr. Michael S. Hull
Ms. Margaret A. Wilson
Mr. Jonathan M. Saenz
Mr. Kelly J. Shackelford
Justin Butterfield
Petitioner
Ann Bennett, in her capacity as Democratic nominee for Dallas County Clerk
Mr. Chad Wilson Dunn
Mr. K. Scott Brazil
Mr. Richard Alan 'Dicky' Grigg
Mr. Chad Wilson Dunn
Abbie Kamin
Respondent
King Street Patriots
Justin Butterfield
Mr. Michael S. Hull
Mr. Kelly J. Shackelford
Mr. Brock C. Akers
Mr. James Bopp Jr.
Mr. Jonathan M. Saenz
Ms. Margaret A. Wilson
Petitioner
Gilberto Hinojosa, in his capacity as Texas Democratic Party Chairman
Mr. Chad Wilson Dunn
Mr. K. Scott Brazil
Mr. Richard Alan 'Dicky' Grigg
Abbie Kamin
Respondent
Josephs, Diane
Mr. Kelly J. Shackelford
Justin Butterfield
Mr. Michael S. Hull
Mr. Brock C. Akers
Mr. James Bopp Jr.
Ms. Margaret A. Wilson
Mr. Jonathan M. Saenz
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Empower Texans, Texas Right to Life Committee, and Texas Homeschool Coalition
Mr. Joseph M. Nixon
Mr. Nicholas D. Stepp
N. Terry Adams Jr.
State of Texas
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Brantley D. Starr
Mr. Kristofer S. Monson
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Campaign Legal Center
Ms. Kelly Greenwood Prather
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