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No. 16-0748
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CITY OF LAREDO, TEXAS v. LAREDO MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION

A petition was filed on November 7, 2016. Oral argument was held on January 11, 2018. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 22, 2018.

In the news...

Tracking 5 articles about this case.

June 22, 2018

City bag bans violate state law, Texas Supreme Court rules

from SCOTXblog

The Court has issued opinions:

June 22, 2018

Texas Supreme Court strikes down Laredo's plastic bag ban, likely ending others

from Texas Tribune

June 22, 2018

Texas Supreme Court strikes down city plastic bag bans

from San Antonio Express-News

June 15, 2018

State Supreme Court Ruling Could Force Austin To Toss Bag Ban

from KUT (NPR)

January 11, 2018

Texas Supreme Court case could bring an end to plastic bag bans

from Texas Tribune

Opinions

June 22, 2018

Hecht
Green
Johnson
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown

Chief Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

Guzman
Lehrmann

Justice Guzman delivered a concurring opinion, in which Justice Lehrmann joined. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:4th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Render
COA Docket No.:04-15-00610-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Marialyn Price Barnard

Trial Court

Trial Court:341st District Court
County:Webb
Trial Judge:Honorable Rebecca Beckie Palomo Ramirez
Trial Docket:2015-CVQ-00-1077-D3

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Upcoming

Date Event  
2018-07-09 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-06-22 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2018-06-22 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
2018-06-22 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between March 20, 2018 and June 22, 2018.  
2018-03-20 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-03-06 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2018-03-02 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2018-01-30 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-01-11 Letter Filed  
2018-01-11 Submission Schedule
2018-01-11 Oral argument  
2018-01-10 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2018-01-10 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2018-01-09 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-01-04 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-01-02 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-12-28 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-12-28 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-12-21 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-12-13 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-12-13 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-12-01 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-12-01 Motion to Argue disposed   Filing granted
2017-12-01 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-11-28 Motion to Argue filed  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between September 1, 2017 and November 28, 2017.  
2017-09-01 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2017-09-01 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2017-09-01 Petition for Review granted
2017-08-23 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-08-23 Letter Filed  
2017-08-18 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-07-07 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2017-07-07 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-06-22 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-06-22 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-06-21 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-06-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-06-20 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2017-06-20 Electronic communication received from Party  
2017-06-15 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-06-09 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-06-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-06-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-05-25 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2017-05-25 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2017-05-24 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2017-05-24 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2017-05-24 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2017-04-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-04-21 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-04-05 Corrected Brief (Petitioner)  
2017-04-05 Letter Filed  
2017-04-04 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2017-03-29 Letter Filed  
2017-03-17 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2017-03-14 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-03-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-03-03 Case Record Filed  
2017-02-21 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2017-02-17 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2017-01-17 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-12-30 Electronic communication received from Party  
2016-12-30 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-12-23 Amended Reply Filed  
2016-12-22 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2016-12-14 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-12-13 Case forwarded to Court
2016-12-08 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-12-07 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-11-07 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2016-09-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-09-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Laredo Merchants Association
Mr. James K. Lehman
Mr. Richard B. Phillips Jr.
Mr. Christopher C. Peterson
Mr. James B. Harris
Mr. Gabriel C. Gonzalez
Respondent
City of Laredo, Texas
Ms. Lindsay E. Hagans
Ms. Andrea Broyles
Mr. Brian Hogue
Ms. Kristina K. Laurel
Mr. Alan W. Hersh
Mr. Raul Casso IV
Mr. Dale Wainwright
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
BCCA Appeal Group, Inc.
Ms. Ellen E. Springer
Mr. Evan A. Young
Mr. Matthew L. Kuryla
Willis, Mrs. Gerry
 
Willis, Gerry
Mr. Gerry Willis
Hickman, Scott
Ms. Mary Whittle
Van Zandt, J. T.
Ms. Mary Whittle
Cantrell, Shane
Ms. Mary Whittle
Webb, Robert
Ms. Mary Whittle
Farah, Joey
Ms. Mary Whittle
Parten, Edward
Ms. Mary Whittle
Black Bass Unlimited
Ms. Mary Whittle
Texans for Clean Water, Inc.
Mr. Joel Rheman
Aliseda, Jose
Ms. Jennifer D. Jasper
Texas Campaign for the Environment
Ms. Taylor R. Romero
Mr. Christopher Blair Dancy
Mr. Zachary H. Bowman
Bicycle Sport Shop
Mr. Charles W. Irvine
Natural Grocers
Mr. Charles W. Irvine
Environment Texas
Mr. Charles W. Irvine
Turtle Island Restoration Network
Kelly Haragan
Rio Grande International Study Center
Mr. Richard W. Lowerre
Ms. Marisa Perales
Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Billy Joe Easter
Mr. Bruce R. Bodson
The City of Galveston
Mr. Kimberly K. Coogan
Mr. Donald S. Glywasky
The City of Houston
Ms. Collyn A. Peddie
Ms. Judith L. Ramsey
Mr. Ronald C. Lewis
Hagga, Frances
Mr. Frances Hagga
Texas State Senator Judith Zaffirini
Mr. Timothy Stostad
The State of Texas
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. Michael Toth
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Brantley D. Starr
Mr. David Austin Robert Nimocks
Texas Retailers Association
Mr. Edward D. Burbach
Texas Municipal League and Texas City Attorneys Association
Ms. Christy Drake-Adams
Texas Public Policy Foundation
Mr. Robert Earl Henneke
Texas State Senators and Texas State Representatives
Mr. Christopher D. Kratovil
Ms. Kristina M. Williams
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