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No. 22-0008
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GREG ABBOTT, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS; JOHN SCOTT, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS SECRETARY OF STATE OF TEXAS; THE STATE OF TEXAS v. MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS, TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES; ROLAND GUTIERREZ; SARAH ECKHARDT; RUBEN CORTEZ, JR.; TEJANO DEMOCRATS

Oral argument was held on March 23, 2022. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 24, 2022.

Opinions

June 24, 2022

Lehrmann
Devine
Busby
Bland
Huddle
Young

Justice Lehrmann delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice Devine, Justice Busby, Justice Bland, Justice Huddle, and Justice Young joined. PDF

Hecht
Boyd
Blacklock

Chief Justice Hecht filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Boyd and Justice Blacklock joined.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument PDF

 

Court of Appeals

None

Trial Court

Trial Court:250th District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable Karin R. Crump
Trial Docket:D-1-GN-21-006515

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Upcoming

Date Event  
2022-07-11 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
  This case has been waiting for a possible rehearing motion.  
2022-06-24 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2022-06-24 Opinion issued   direct appeal/judg of tc reversed; remanded to tc
2022-06-02 Post submission brief filed (Appellant in case)  
2022-05-11 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2022-05-05 Supplemental Brief filed (Appellant in case)  
2022-05-05 Supplemental Brief filed (Appellant in case)  
2022-04-27 Supreme Court requests parties to file additonal briefs  
2022-03-23 Oral argument  
2022-03-18 Submission Schedule
2022-03-17 Reply Brief (Appellant in case)  
2022-03-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2022-03-09 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2022-03-02 Brief on the Merits (Appellee in case)  
2022-03-02 Brief on the Merits (Appellee in case)  
2022-02-10 Brief on the Merits (Appellant in case)  
2022-01-24 Notice of Appearance  
2022-01-24 Notice of Appearance  
2022-01-21 Direct Appeal Grant
2022-01-21 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2022-01-21 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2022-01-21 Direct Appeal disposed Jurisdiction noted in Direct Appeal.
2022-01-20 Letter Filed  
2022-01-18 Response to Statement of Jurisdiction (Appellee in case)  
2022-01-14 Call received  
2022-01-06 Statement of Jurisidiction  
2022-01-06 Call received  
2022-01-06 Court reporter/recorder's record
2022-01-06 Letter Filed  
2022-01-06 Clerk's Record
2022-01-05 Direct Appeal filed (Appellant in case)  
2022-01-05 Notice requesting filing fee
2022-01-05 Docketing statement filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Mexican American Legislative Caucus, Texas House of Representatives
Mr. George (Tex) Quesada
Mr. Joaquin Gonzalez
Mr. Sean Joseph McCaffity
Appellee
Tejano Democrats
Mr. Wallace B. Jefferson
Appellee
Gutierrez, Roland
Mr. Wallace B. Jefferson
Appellee
Greg Abbott, in his official capacity as Governor of the State of Texas
Mr. Eric Hudson
Mr. William Cole
Ms. Lanora Pettit
Ms. Courtney B. Corbello
Mr. Brent Webster
Mr. Christopher Hilton
Mr. Judd E. Stone II
Mr. Patrick K. Sweeten
Ken Paxton
Mr. Jack DiSorbo
Kathleen Hunker
Mr. William Thompson
Appellant
The State of Texas
Mr. Eric Hudson
Ms. Lanora Pettit
Mr. William Cole
Ken Paxton
Mr. Brent Webster
Mr. Judd E. Stone II
Mr. Christopher Hilton
Mr. Jack DiSorbo
Kathleen Hunker
Mr. William Thompson
Ms. Courtney B. Corbello
Mr. Patrick K. Sweeten
Appellant
Eckhardt, Sarah
Mr. Wallace B. Jefferson
Appellee
Cortez, Junior, Rueben
Mr. Wallace B. Jefferson
Appellee
John Scott, in his official capacity as Secretary of State
Mr. Eric Hudson
Mr. William Cole
Ms. Lanora Pettit
Ken Paxton
Mr. Brent Webster
Mr. William Thompson
Ms. Courtney B. Corbello
Mr. Patrick K. Sweeten
Kathleen Hunker
Mr. Christopher Hilton
Mr. Jack DiSorbo
Mr. Judd E. Stone II
Appellant

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Hirczy De Miño, PhD, Wolfgang P.
Wolfgang P. Hirczy De Miño PhD
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