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No. 20-0700
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CITY OF FORT WORTH, TEXAS v. ABDUL PRIDGEN AND VANCE KEYES

A petition was filed on October 9, 2020. Oral argument was held on February 1, 2022. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 27, 2022.

Opinions

May 27, 2022

Lehrmann
Hecht
Devine
Blacklock
Busby
Bland
Huddle
Young

Justice Lehrmann delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Hecht, Justice Devine, Justice Busby, Justice Bland, Justice Huddle, and Justice Young joined, and in which Justice Blacklock joined except as to Part III(A). PDF

Boyd

Justice Boyd delivered a dissenting opinion.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument PDF

Blacklock

Justice Blacklock delivered a concurring opinion. PDF

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:5th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:05-19-00652-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Leslie Lester Osborne

Trial Court

Trial Court:44th District Court
County:Dallas
Trial Judge:Honorable Bonnie Lee Goldstein
Trial Docket:DC-17-15279

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Upcoming

Date Event  
2022-08-26 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2022-08-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2022-08-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between June 2, 2022 and August 1, 2022.  
2022-06-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2022-06-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2022-05-27 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2022-05-27 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
2022-05-27 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
2022-05-27 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between March 11, 2022 and May 27, 2022.  
2022-03-11 Motion for Leave to File Post Submission disposed   Filing granted
2022-03-11 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2022-03-11 Motion for leave to file post submission brief  
2022-02-25 Motion for Leave to File Post Submission disposed   Filing granted
2022-02-22 Motion for leave to file post submission brief  
2022-02-22 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2022-02-01 Oral argument  
2022-01-31 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2022-01-31 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
2022-01-31 Motion for Leave to File Supplemental Brief filed  
2022-01-31 Supplemental Brief filed (Respondent)  
2022-01-31 Motion for leave to file supplemental brief disp.   Filing granted
2022-01-28 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2022-01-28 Submission Schedule
2022-01-28 Motion to Argue disposed   Filing granted
2022-01-27 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2022-01-25 Call received  
2022-01-21 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2022-01-14 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2022-01-13 Reply to Response to Motion  
2022-01-13 Call received  
2022-01-07 Response to Motion filed  
2022-01-05 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2022-01-05 Motion to Argue filed  
2021-12-30 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2021-12-22 Electronic communication received from Party  
2021-12-10 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2021-12-10 Petition for Review granted
2021-12-10 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2021-11-08 Reply Brief  
2021-10-22 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2021-09-15 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-09-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-08-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-08-18 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted in part
2021-08-17 Amicus Curiae Brief received (Amicus Curiae)  
2021-08-02 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2021-07-14 Notice of Appearance  
2021-07-02 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-07-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-06-18 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between April 9, 2021 and June 18, 2021.  
2021-04-09 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2021-03-25 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2021-03-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2021-03-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between January 7, 2021 and March 11, 2021.  
2021-01-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2021-01-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2020-12-11 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2020-11-10 Case forwarded to Court
2020-10-09 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2020-09-11 Clerk's Record
2020-09-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2020-09-11 Court reporter/recorder's record
2020-09-11 Court reporter/recorder's record
2020-09-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Pridgen, Abdul
Mr. Jason C.N. Smith
Ms. Zoe Courtney
Respondent
Keyes, Vance
Ms. Zoe Courtney
Mr. Jason C.N. Smith
Respondent
City of Fort Worth, Texas
Trey Qualls III
Kelly Albin
Ms. Carolyn McFatridge
Petitioner

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
State of Texas
Mr. Benjamin Wilson
Mr. Judd E. Stone II
Mr. Philip A. Lionberger
The Honorable Warren Kenneth Paxton
Mr. Brent Webster
 
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