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Oral argument was held on January 29, 2020. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 15, 2020. It then denied rehearing on June 19, 2020 File Closed

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May 15, 2020

Orders of May 15, 2020

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May 15, 2020


Justice Boyd delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Hecht, Justice Green, Justice Guzman, Justice Lehrmann, Justice Devine, Justice Busby, and Justice Bland joined. PDF


Justice Blacklock delivered a dissenting opinion. PDF


Court of Appeals

Appellate District:2nd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Dismiss WOJ
COA Docket No.:02-17-00419-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Bonnie Sudderth

Trial Court

Trial Court:431st District Court
Trial Judge:Honorable Jonathan M. Bailey
Trial Docket:17-2148-431

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2020-07-31 Case Stored  
2020-07-09 Mandate issued  
2020-06-19 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2020-06-01 Motion for Rehearing  
2020-05-15 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2020-05-15 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2020-05-15 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed, trial court judgment reinstated
2020-05-15 Supreme Court of Texas Orders Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between January 29, 2020 and May 15, 2020.  
2020-01-29 Oral argument  
2020-01-24 Submission Schedule
2019-12-23 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-12-04 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-11-15 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2019-11-15 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2019-11-15 Petition for Review granted
2019-10-15 Sealed document filed in case  
2019-10-15 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2019-09-08 Surreply filed (Respondent)  
2019-08-30 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2019-08-20 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2019-07-31 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between June 5, 2019 and July 31, 2019.  
2019-06-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-06-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2019-06-04 Electronic communication received from Party  
2019-06-04 Response to Motion filed  
2019-05-31 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between January 16, 2019 and May 31, 2019.  
2019-01-16 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2019-01-03 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2018-12-07 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2018-11-06 Case forwarded to Court
2018-10-01 Clerk's Record
2018-10-01 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  


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Texas Department of Public Safety
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
Ms. Jeanine C. Hudson
Ms. Mia Gisele Settle-Vinson
Mr. Bill Davis