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No. 17-0323


A petition was filed on April 25, 2017. Oral argument was held on March 1, 2018. A decision is still pending.

No Opinions Yet

The Court has not issued any opinions in this case.


Court of Appeals

Appellate District:5th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:05-15-01488-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable David J. Schenck

Trial Court

Trial Court:366th District Court
Trial Judge:Honorable Raymond Wheless
Trial Docket:366-02723-2015

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-03-01 Oral argument  
2018-02-23 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-02-22 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-02-21 Motion to Argue disposed   Filing granted
2018-02-16 Motion to Argue filed  
2018-02-15 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-02-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-01-19 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2018-01-19 Petition for Review granted
2018-01-19 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was pending on merits briefs between November 13, 2017 and January 19, 2018.  
2017-11-13 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2017-10-19 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2017-10-05 Case Record Filed  
2017-09-22 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2017-09-22 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2017-08-09 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-07-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2017-07-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2017-06-30 Letter Filed  
2017-06-30 Notice of Appearance  
2017-06-30 Call received  
2017-06-09 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-06-09 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-05-09 Case forwarded to Court
2017-05-04 Response Waiver filed  
2017-04-25 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  


Party Counsel Role
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Ms. Andrea L. Westerfeld
Mr. John R. Rolater Jr.
Mr. Gregory A. Willis
N., T. S.
Mr. Thad D. Spalding
Ms. Morgan A. McPheeters
Mr. Jeremy F. Rosenthal

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Department of Public Safety
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. John C. Sullivan
Ms. Jeanine C. Hudson
Mr. Daniel J. Olds