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No. 08-0379
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IN THE INTEREST OF J.O.A., T.J.A.M., T.J.M., AND C.T.M., CHILDREN

Oral argument was held on October 14, 2008. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 1, 2009. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 2 articles about this case.

May 23, 2009

Constitutional Challenge to Termination Statute

from Dallas Divorce Law Blog

The Court has issued opinions:

May 1, 2009

Order List for May 1, 2009

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 9 other cases.

Opinions

May 1, 2009

Medina
Jefferson
Hecht
Oneill
Wainwright
Brister
Green
Johnson
Willett

Justice Medina delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

Willett

Justice Willett delivered a concurring opinion. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:7th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed/Rev'd & Rem
COA Docket No.:07-07-00042-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Patrick A. Pirtle

Trial Court

Trial Court:100th District Court
County:Collingsworth
Trial Judge:Honorable Phil N. Vanderpool
Trial Docket:7019

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2009-10-26 Letter Filed (Petitioner)  
2009-09-21 Case Stored  
2009-08-18 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2009-08-12 Letter Filed  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between June 12, 2009 and August 12, 2009.  
2009-06-12 Record returned to Court of Appeals  
2009-06-12 Mandate issued  
2009-05-01 Opinion issued CA judgment modified; cause remanded to TC
2009-05-01 Concurring Opinion issued. Issued
2009-05-01 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2009-04-23 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-04-03 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2009-04-02 Motion for extension of time to file brief.  
2009-03-27 Solicitor general invited to file brief  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 14, 2008 and March 27, 2009.  
2008-10-14 Oral argument  
2008-09-22 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received (Respondent)  
2008-09-16 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Petitioner)  
2008-09-16 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Petitioner)  
2008-09-16 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Petitioner)  
2008-09-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received (Petitioner)  
2008-08-29 Petition for Review granted
2008-08-29 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2008-08-29 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2008-07-15 Reply brief filed (Petitioner)  
2008-07-10 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Respondent)  
2008-07-10 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Respondent)  
2008-07-09 Letter Filed  
2008-07-07 Brief filed (Respondent)  
2008-06-26 Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2008-06-16 Case Record Filed  
2008-06-11 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2008-06-11 Brief on the Merits Requested (Expedited Briefing Requested)  
2008-06-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing dismissed as moot
2008-06-03 Motion to withdraw disposed of   Filing granted
2008-06-02 Response to Petition for Review filed (Respondent)  
2008-06-02 Motion to Withdraw Filed  
2008-06-02 Response to Petition for Review waived  
2008-05-28 Call received  
2008-05-23 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2008-05-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review #2 filed  
2008-05-21 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2008-05-21 Supplemental appendix (Petitioner)  
2008-05-20 Call received (Petitioner)  
2008-05-19 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2008-05-19 Petition for Review filed (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Mr. Larry L. Canada
Mr. Michael C. Shulman
Mr. Duke Elton Hooten
Mr. Trevor Allen Woodruff
Petitioner
Murphy, Trena
Mr. Landon Paul Lambert
Mr. John Franklin McDonough III
Respondent
Attorney Ad Litem
Mr. Dale A. Rabe Jr.
Other Interested Party
Murphy, Timothy
Mr. John Franklin McDonough III
Mr. Todd L. Alvey
Respondent

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL OF TEXAS
Mr. James C. Ho
Ms. Danica Lynn Milios
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