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No. 16-0519
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HONORS ACADEMY, INC., D/B/A HONORS ACADEMY AND AMERICAN YOUTHWORKS, INC., D/B/A AMERICAN YOUTHWORKS CHARTER SCHOOL v. TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY AND MICHAEL MORATH, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS TEXAS COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION

A petition was filed on August 24, 2016. Oral argument was held on January 10, 2018. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 27, 2018. A motion for rehearing was filed and has now been pending since June 13, 2018.

Opinions

April 27, 2018

Devine
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Brown

Justice Devine delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

Johnson

Justice Johnson delivered a concurring opinion. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Vacate and Render
COA Docket No.:03-14-00283-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Jeffrey L. Rose

Trial Court

Trial Court:261st District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable Orlinda L. Naranjo
Trial Docket:D-1-GN-14-000672

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-06-13 Motion for Rehearing  
2018-06-13 Case forwarded to Court
2018-05-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2018-05-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2018-05-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2018-05-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2018-04-27 Opinion issued Issued
2018-04-27 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2018-04-27 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2018-04-27 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between January 10, 2018 and April 27, 2018.  
2018-01-10 Submission Schedule
2018-01-10 Oral argument  
2018-01-10 Oral argument  
2018-01-09 Exhibits in case/cause filed  
2018-01-08 Case Record Filed  
2018-01-05 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-01-05 Letter Filed  
2017-12-13 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-12-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-11-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between September 1, 2017 and November 10, 2017.  
2017-09-01 Petition for Review granted
2017-09-01 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2017-09-01 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2017-09-01 Petition for Review granted
2017-09-01 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2017-09-01 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2017-07-31 Reply Brief  
2017-07-31 Reply Brief  
2017-06-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-06-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-06-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-06-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-06-16 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2017-06-16 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2017-05-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-05-09 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-05-02 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2017-04-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-04-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-04-04 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2017-03-27 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2017-03-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-03-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-03-15 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-03-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-03-07 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2017-02-23 Case Record Filed  
2017-02-21 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2017-02-17 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2017-01-23 Reply to Response  
2017-01-20 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-01-06 Notice of Appearance  
2017-01-06 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-01-06 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-12-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2016-12-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2016-12-08 Call received  
2016-10-28 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-09-27 Case forwarded to Court
2016-09-27 Case forwarded to Court
2016-08-24 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2016-08-24 Petition for Review #3 (Petitioner)  
2016-07-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-07-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review #2 filed  
2016-07-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-07-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2016-07-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-07-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
American YouthWorks
Ms. Maia K. Levenson
Mr. Robert Allen Schulman
Petitioner
Azelway, Inc.
Mr. David Jay Campbell
Ms. Susan G. Morrison
Petitioner
Texas Education Agency
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Mr. James E. Davis
Ms. Beth E. Klusmann
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Ms. Amanda Joy Cochran-McCall
Mr. Brantley D. Starr
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. Joseph David 'Jody' Hughes
Ms. Shelley Nieto Dahlberg
Respondent
Michael Morath, in His Official Capacity as Texas Commissioner of Education
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Mr. James E. Davis
Ms. Beth E. Klusmann
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Ms. Amanda Joy Cochran-McCall
Mr. Brantley D. Starr
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Ms. Shelley Nieto Dahlberg
Mr. Joseph David 'Jody' Hughes
Respondent
Honors Academy, Inc. d/b/a Honors Academy
Mr. David Jay Campbell
Ms. Leslie L. McCollom
Mr. Kevin T. O'Hanlon
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Charter Schools Association
Mr. Thomas Anthony Fuller
Texas League of Community Charter Schools
Mr. Richard L. Arnett
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