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No. 14-0747
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GLENN HEGAR, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS TEXAS COMPTROLLER, AND KEN PAXTON, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL v. TEXAS SMALL TOBACCO COALITION AND GLOBAL TOBACCO, INC.

Oral argument was held on December 8, 2015. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 1, 2016. It then denied rehearing on September 23, 2016 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 4 articles about this case.

April 1, 2016

Texas Supreme Court Upholds Tax on "Small Tobacco"

from Texas Tribune

The Court has issued opinions:

October 9, 2015

State Supreme Court Will Review Tax on "Small Tobacco"

from Texas Tribune

October 9, 2015

Texas court to review struck-down tobacco law

from Austin American-Statesman

Opinion

April 1, 2016

Willett
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown

Justice Willett delivered the opinion of the Court.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument | Video PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:03-13-00753-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable David E. Puryear

Trial Court

Trial Court:345th District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable Stephen Yelenosky
Trial Docket:D-1-GN-13-002414

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2016-09-27 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2016-09-23 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2016-09-23 Mandate issued  
  This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between June 17, 2016 and September 23, 2016.  
2016-06-17 Case forwarded to Court
2016-06-17 Motion for Rehearing  
2016-05-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2016-05-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2016-04-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2016-04-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2016-04-01 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2016-04-01 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; remanded to Court of Appeals
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between December 8, 2015 and April 1, 2016.  
2015-12-08 Oral argument  
2015-11-18 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2015-10-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2015-10-09 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2015-10-09 Petition for Review granted
2015-10-09 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2015-09-09 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2015-09-08 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2015-09-04 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-08-18 Motion for Extension of Time disposed. Filing granted
2015-08-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-08-05 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-07-14 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-07-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-06-19 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2015-06-12 Letter Filed  
2015-06-11 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-06-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-05-27 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-05-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-05-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-03-31 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-03-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-03-16 Case Record Filed  
2015-03-13 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2015-03-13 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2015-02-26 Amicus Curiae Brief received (Amicus Curiae)  
2015-02-20 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2015-02-20 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2015-02-20 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2015-02-19 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2015-02-19 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2015-02-19 Call received  
2015-02-12 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2015-02-04 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2014-12-31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2014-12-31 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-12-23 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2014-12-05 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2014-11-04 Case forwarded to Court
2014-11-03 Response Waiver filed  
2014-10-29 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2014-09-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2014-09-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Global Tobacco, Inc.
Ms. Shelby Leigh O'Brien
Ms. Melissa Prentice Lorber
Ms. Amy L. Saberian
Mr. Craig T. Enoch
Respondent
Texas Small Tobacco Coalition
Ms. Shelby Leigh O'Brien
Ms. Melissa Prentice Lorber
Ms. Amy L. Saberian
Mr. Craig T. Enoch
Respondent
Hegar, Glenn
Mr. Jonathan F. Mitchell
Ms. Erika M. Kane
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Mr. Daniel T. Hodge
Mr. Joseph David 'Jody' Hughes
Attorney General Greg W. Abbott
Petitioner
Paxton, Ken
Mr. Daniel T. Hodge
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Mr. Joseph David 'Jody' Hughes
Mr. Jonathan F. Mitchell
Ms. Erika M. Kane
Attorney General Greg W. Abbott
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
McLane Company, Inc.
Mr. Gilbert J. Bernal Jr.
Indiana and Other States
Thomas M. Fisher
State of Indiana
Thomas M. Fisher
Texas Taxpayers and Research Association
Mr. George S. Christian
Texas Medical Association
Mr. Donald P. Wilcox
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