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TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS; CHERYL GOMEZ IN HER CAPACITY AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; MICHAEL PUHL, IN HIS CAPACITY AS PRESIDING OFFICER; TEXAS ASSOCIATION FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY v. TEXAS MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

Oral argument was held on October 11, 2016. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on February 24, 2017. It then denied rehearing on September 2, 2016 File Closed

Opinion

February 24, 2017

Boyd
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Devine
Brown

Justice Boyd 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.:03-13-00077-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Scott K. Field

Trial Court

Trial Court:53rd District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable Stephen Yelenosky
Trial Docket:D-1-GN-08-003279

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Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-04-07 Mandate issued  
2017-02-24 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
2017-02-24 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 11, 2016 and February 24, 2017.  
2016-10-11 Oral argument  
2016-09-15 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-09-15 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-09-06 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-09-02 Petition Reinstated
2016-09-02 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Filing granted
2016-09-02 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2016-09-02 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2016-09-02 Petition for Review granted
2016-09-02 Previous Order of the Court withdrawn  
2016-08-08 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Petitioner)  
2016-07-20 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2016-07-15 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-06-23 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2016-06-14 Case forwarded to Court
2016-06-13 Motion for Rehearing  
2016-05-27 Petition for Review disposed Denied
  This case was pending on merits briefs between January 19, 2016 and May 27, 2016.  
2016-01-19 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2015-12-31 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-11-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-11-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-11-12 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-09-25 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-09-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-09-21 Case Record Filed  
2015-09-14 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2015-09-11 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2015-08-13 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2015-08-11 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2015-08-06 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2015-07-28 Case forwarded to Court
2015-07-24 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-06-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2015-06-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-05-26 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2015-04-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-04-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Puhl, Michael
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Dustin Mark Howell
Mr. Charles Roy
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Mr. Eric Lance Vinson
Petitioner
Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Mr. David T. Arlington
Mr. Gavin Robert Villareal
Mr. Thomas R. Phillips
Mr. Matthew Carlton Wood
Petitioner
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Evan S. Greene
Mr. Charles Roy
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Mr. Dustin Mark Howell
Mr. Eric Lance Vinson
Petitioner
Texas Medical Association
Mr. David F. Bragg
Mr. Donald P. Wilcox
Ms. Andrea Schwab
Respondent
Gomez, Cheryl
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Mr. Charles Roy
Mr. Dustin Mark Howell
Mr. Eric Lance Vinson
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
The Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards
Steven T. Peluso
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Ms. Lisa B. Hobbs
Mr. Kurt H. Kuhn
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