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No. 16-0829
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IN RE STATE OF TEXAS

A mandamus petition was filed on October 14, 2016. Oral argument was held on January 11, 2018. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 27, 2018. A motion for rehearing was filed on June 7, 2018.

Opinion

April 27, 2018

Lehrmann
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Guzman
Boyd
Devine
Brown

Justice Lehrmann delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:9th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Grant
COA Docket No.:09-16-00072-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Leanne Johnson

Trial Court

Trial Court:435th District Court
County:Montgomery
Trial Judge:Honorable Michael Thomas Seiler
Trial Docket:10-03-02609-CV

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-06-07 Motion for Rehearing  
2018-06-07 Case forwarded to Court
2018-05-31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2018-05-29 Electronic communication received from Party  
2018-05-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2018-05-29 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2018-05-21 Motion to withdraw disposed of   Filing granted
2018-05-15 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2018-05-15 Electronic communication received from Party  
2018-05-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2018-05-15 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2018-05-15 Motion to Withdraw Filed  
2018-05-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2018-04-27 Opinion issued   Writ of Mandamus conditionally granted
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between January 26, 2018 and April 27, 2018.  
2018-01-26 Post submission brief filed (Relator)  
2018-01-24 Post submission brief filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2018-01-11 Oral argument  
2017-12-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-12-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between September 1, 2017 and December 5, 2017.  
2017-09-01 Petition for Writ of Mandamus disposed Case set for oral argument
2017-09-01 Mandamus Set to Argue
2017-09-01 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2017-08-10 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2017-07-17 Reply Brief (Relator)  
2017-07-03 Brief on the Merits (Real Parties in Interest)  
2017-06-08 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2017-06-08 Electronic communication received from Party  
2017-06-07 Brief on the Merits (Relator)  
2017-06-07 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2017-06-07 Letter Filed  
2017-05-12 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2017-05-11 Designation of Lead Counsel  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between February 21, 2017 and May 11, 2017.  
2017-02-21 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2017-02-17 Referral to Pro Bono Program - Letter sent to All Counsel of Record and Program Liason  
2017-01-27 Reply to Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Relator)  
2017-01-24 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2017-01-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2017-01-19 Notice requesting filing fee  
2016-12-29 Notice requesting filing fee  
2016-12-28 Electronic communication received from Party  
2016-12-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2016-12-27 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2016-12-06 Call received  
2016-12-05 Motion to file document(s) sealed by the Court disposed.   Filing granted
2016-12-02 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-12-01 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2016-11-16 Motion to file document(s) sealed by the Court filed  
2016-11-15 Call received  
2016-10-27 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-10-25 Case forwarded to Court
2016-10-20 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-10-17 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2016-10-14 Case Record Filed  
2016-10-14 Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Relator)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Brown, Clarence D.
Clarence D. Brown
Real Party In Interest
State of Texas
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Mr. Bill Davis
Ms. Lacey E. Mase
Mr. James E. Davis
Mr. Brantley D. Starr
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Ms. Karen D. Matlock
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Ms. Celamaine Cunniff
Relator

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Special Prosecution Unit, Civil Division
Ms. Melinda M. Fletcher
Texas Civil Commitment Office
Jessica Marsh
 
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