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No. 15-0688
TAMES

JACK PIDGEON AND LARRY HICKS v. MAYOR SYLVESTER TURNER AND CITY OF HOUSTON

A petition was filed on September 10, 2015. Oral argument was held on March 1, 2017. A decision is still pending.

No Opinions Yet

The Court has not issued any opinions in this case.

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Remand
COA Docket No.:14-14-00899-CV14-14-00932-CV
Opinion Author:Per Curiam

Trial Court

Trial Court:310th District Court
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable Lisa A. Millard
Trial Docket:2014-61812

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-04-04 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-03-20 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-03-17 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-03-13 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2017-03-13 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2017-03-10 Amicus Curiae Letter Received (Amicus Curiae)  
2017-03-10 Amicus Curiae Letter Received (Amicus Curiae)  
2017-03-10 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2017-03-10 Amicus Curiae Letter Received (Amicus Curiae)  
2017-03-10 Amicus Curiae Letter Received (Amicus Curiae)  
2017-03-07 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-03-07 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-03-01 Oral argument  
2017-03-01 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2017-02-28 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2017-02-28 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2017-02-28 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-02-28 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2017-02-28 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2017-02-28 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2017-02-28 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2017-02-28 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2017-02-28 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2017-02-28 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-02-27 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2017-02-27 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2017-02-27 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-02-27 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-02-27 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-02-27 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2017-02-27 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2017-02-27 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2017-02-27 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2017-02-27 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2017-02-27 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2017-02-27 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-02-24 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-02-24 Miscellaneous Motion  
2017-02-24 Letter brief (Respondent)  
2017-02-23 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-02-22 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-02-17 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-02-16 Notice of Appearance  
2017-02-16 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-02-16 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-02-14 Notice of Appearance  
2017-02-14 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2017-02-13 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-02-10 Electronic communication received from Party  
2017-02-09 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-02-09 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2017-02-08 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-02-07 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-02-06 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-02-02 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-01-31 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-01-31 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-01-30 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-01-26 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-01-25 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-01-20 Petition Reinstated
2017-01-20 Petition for Review granted
2017-01-20 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2017-01-20 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Filing granted
2017-01-20 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2016-12-05 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2016-11-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2016-11-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-11-04 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-10-27 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-10-26 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2016-10-22 Electronic communication received from Party  
2016-10-22 Electronic communication received from Party  
2016-10-20 Electronic communication received from Party  
2016-10-20 Electronic communication received from Party  
2016-10-17 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2016-10-14 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-10-05 Call received  
2016-10-04 Electronic communication received from Party  
2016-10-04 Case forwarded to Court
2016-10-03 Motion for Rehearing  
2016-09-26 Electronic communication received from Party  
2016-09-26 Electronic communication received from Party  
2016-09-21 Electronic communication received from Party  
2016-09-19 Electronic communication received from Party  
2016-09-16 Electronic communication received from Party  
2016-09-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2016-09-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2016-09-02 Petition for Review disposed   Denied
2016-09-02 Justice(s) dissent to denial of petition
  This case was pending on merits briefs between July 13, 2016 and September 2, 2016.  
2016-07-13 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-06-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-06-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-06-13 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-05-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-05-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-05-09 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2016-04-14 Case Record Filed  
2016-04-13 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2016-04-08 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between January 4, 2016 and April 8, 2016.  
2016-01-04 Letter Filed  
2015-12-11 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2015-11-30 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-10-30 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2015-09-29 Case forwarded to Court
2015-09-23 Response Waiver filed  
2015-09-10 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Turner, Mayor Sylvester
Mr. Douglas W. Alexander
Mr. Nicholas Bacarisse
Mr. David L. Red
Ms. Darah Lyn Eckert
Mr. Ronald Charles Lewis
Ms. Donna L. Edmundson
Ms. Judith Lee Ramsey
Mr. John B. Wallace
Ms. Kathleen Hopkins Alsina
Respondent
Hicks, Larry
Mr. Jared R. Woodfill
Mr. Leif A. Olson
Mr. Jonathan F. Mitchell
Mr. Jonathan M. Saenz
Petitioner
Pidgeon, Jack
Mr. Jared R. Woodfill
Mr. Leif A. Olson
Mr. Jonathan F. Mitchell
Mr. Jonathan M. Saenz
Petitioner
City of Houston
Mr. Douglas W. Alexander
Mr. Nicholas Bacarisse
Ms. Darah Lyn Eckert
Mr. David L. Red
Mr. Ronald Charles Lewis
Ms. Donna L. Edmundson
Ms. Kathleen Hopkins Alsina
Ms. Judith Lee Ramsey
Mr. John B. Wallace
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Eddy, Genessa
Ms. Genessa Eddy
Grayson, Chris D.
Mr. Chris D. Grayson
Jackson, Maggie
Maggie Jackson
Peplin, Bonnie J.
Ms. Bonnie J. Peplin
Carson, Jennifer
Ms. Jennifer Carson
Asson, Emma
Ms. Emma Asson
Anti-Defamation League
Mr. Mark Ryan Trachtenberg
De Leon, Cleopatra; Dimetman, Nicole; Holmes, Victor; and Phariss, Mark
Mr. Jason P. Steed
GLBTQ Advocates & Defenders, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., National Center for Lesbian Rights, American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, and American Civil Liberties Untion Foundation
Ms. Rebecca Robertson
Mr. Kenneth D. Upton Jr.
Gary J. Gates, PHD,Kerith J. Conron, SCD, and Taylor N.T. Brown, MPP
Mr. Adam P. Romero
Mr. Thomas B. Watson
Mr. Matthew P. Rand
Mr. Puneet Kohli
Rhodes, Charles W.
Mr. C. W. "Rocky" Rhodes
Equality Texas
Ms. Kelly S. Sandill
Mr. Gene L. Locke
L.J. and M.P., a married couple
Ms. Kelly S. Sandill
Mr. Gene L. Locke
Farrar, Diana Finfrock
Mr. Kyle T. Farrar
Ms. Taylor R. Romero
Moellering, Charlotte Reed
Ms. Taylor R. Romero
Mr. Kyle T. Farrar
Constitutional Law and Family Law Professors
Mr. Trenton David
Christopher Mohr Odell
Mr. Andrew Bergman
Lawyers for America
Ms. Angela Annette Hunt
Mr. Brian Patrick Lauten
Mr. Christopher Scott Hamilton
Foundation for Moral Law
Mr. James J. S. Johnson
Institute for Creation Research
Mr. James J. S. Johnson
Texas Municipal League
Ms. Elizabeth G. Bloch
International Municipal Lawyers Association
Ms. Elizabeth G. Bloch
Nedbalek, Richard A.
Mr. Richard A. Nedbalek
Smith, Kenneth L.
Kenneth L. Smith
Busch, Kenneth
Mr. Kenneth Busch
Abbott, Greg
Mr. James D. Blacklock
Paxton, Ken
Mr. Brantley D. Starr
Patrick, Dan
Darrell D. Davila
Metcalf, Will
Mr. Will Metcalf
State of Texas
Mr. David Austin Robert Nimocks
Numerous Conservatives Leaders throughout Texas
Mr. Adam Strahan
Mr. Briscoe Cain III
Mr. Terry W. Yates
State Senators
Mr. Terry W. Yates
Mr. Adam Strahan
Mr. Briscoe Cain III
State Representatives
Mr. Adam Strahan
Mr. Briscoe Cain III
Mr. Terry W. Yates
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