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No. 17-0588
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ERIC D. HILLMAN v. NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS AND NUECES COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

A petition was filed on July 24, 2017. Oral argument was held on October 31, 2018. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on March 15, 2019. A motion for rehearing was filed and has now been pending since April 29, 2019.

Opinions

March 15, 2019

Boyd
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann
Devine
Brown
Blacklock

Justice Boyd delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

Guzman
Lehrmann
Devine

Justice Guzman delivered a concurring opinion, in which Justice Lehrmann and Justice Devine joined.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument | Video PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:13th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:13-16-00012-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Rogelio Valdez

Trial Court

Trial Court:105th District Court
County:Nueces
Trial Judge:Honorable Noe Gonzalez
Trial Docket:2014-DCV-6379-D

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
  This case has been waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing.  
2019-05-20 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2019-05-16 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2019-05-01 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2019-04-29 Motion for Rehearing  
2019-04-29 Case forwarded to Court
2019-03-26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2019-03-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2019-03-15 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2019-03-15 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
2019-03-15 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between November 5, 2018 and March 15, 2019.  
2018-11-05 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2018-10-31 Oral argument  
2018-10-26 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-10-26 Submission Schedule  
2018-10-23 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-10-16 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Respondent)  
2018-10-16 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2018-10-16 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2018-10-15 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2018-10-15 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2018-10-15 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-10-12 Call received  
2018-10-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-10-10 Corrected Notice sent to all counsel  
2018-10-09 Supplemental Letter Brief (Amicus Curiae)  
2018-10-05 Motion to Argue disposed   Filing granted
2018-10-03 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-09-29 Motion to Argue filed  
2018-09-28 Motion to Argue disposed   Filing granted
2018-09-21 Motion to Argue filed  
2018-09-20 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-09-11 Notice of Appearance  
2018-09-07 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-08-31 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-08-22 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-07-30 Letter brief (Respondent)  
2018-06-29 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2018-06-01 Petition for Review granted
2018-06-01 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between April 9, 2018 and June 1, 2018.  
2018-04-09 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2018-04-09 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2018-04-06 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2018-03-29 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2018-03-29 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2018-03-28 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2018-03-27 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-03-27 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2018-03-20 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2018-02-21 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-02-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-02-12 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2018-01-22 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2018-01-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-01-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-01-04 Case Record Filed  
2017-12-11 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2017-12-08 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between September 18, 2017 and December 8, 2017.  
2017-09-18 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-09-08 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-08-08 Case forwarded to Court
2017-08-07 Response Waiver filed  
2017-07-24 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Hillman, Eric D.
Mr. Christopher John Gale
Ms. Amie Augenstein
Petitioner
Nueces County, Texas
Ms. Laura Garza Jimenez
Mr. Jeffrey R. Pruitt
Ms. Jenny Cron
Respondent
Nueces County District Attorney’s Office
Ms. Laura Garza Jimenez
Mr. Jeffrey R. Pruitt
Ms. Jenny Cron
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Weiss, George
Mr. George Weiss
Law Enforcement Action Partnership
Mr. Matthew Kinskey
The Due Process Institute
Mr. Matthew Kinskey
The American Civil Liberties Union
Mr. Matthew Kinskey
Texas Criminal Law Scholars
Mr. Matthew Kinskey
The Cato Institute
Ms. Kendall Hayden
Mr. Matthew Kinskey
Mr. Martin S. Bloor
Texas Association of School Boards Legal Assistance Fund
Mr. Ramon G. Viada III
Texas City Attorneys Association
Mr. Ramon G. Viada III
Texas Municipal League
Mr. Ramon G. Viada III
Texas Association of Counties
Mr. Ramon G. Viada III
The State of Texas
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Jason R. LaFond
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
Ms. Barbara Clayton
Mr. Mark S. Snodgrass
Mr. Niles Stefan Illich
Innocence Project of Texas
Ms. Nina Morrison
The Innocence Project, Inc.
Ms. Nina Morrison
Mr. Bryce Benjet
Mr. Gary A. Udashen
Mr. Philip Durst
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