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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE v. MAURIE LEVIN, NAOMI TERR, AND HILARY SHEARD

Oral argument was held on January 23, 2019. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 12, 2019. It then denied rehearing on October 19, 2018 File Closed

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The Court has issued opinions:

Opinion

April 12, 2019

Green
Hecht
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown
Busby

Justice Green delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:03-15-00044-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Robert Harrison Pemberton

Trial Court

Trial Court:201st District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable Darlene Byrne
Trial Docket:D-1-GN-14-000908

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2019-05-28 Mandate issued  
2019-04-12 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2019-04-12 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between January 23, 2019 and April 12, 2019.  
2019-01-23 Oral argument  
2019-01-22 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
2019-01-09 Letter Filed  
2019-01-02 Letter Filed  
2018-12-27 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-12-21 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between October 19, 2018 and December 21, 2018.  
2018-10-19 Previous Order of the Court withdrawn  
2018-10-19 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Filing granted
2018-10-19 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2018-10-19 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2018-10-19 Petition for Review granted
2018-10-19 Petition for Review granted
2018-10-19 Letter brief Filing granted
2018-10-19 Petition for Review granted
2018-10-19 Petition Reinstated
2018-10-03 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Petitioner)  
2018-09-19 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2018-09-11 Notice of Appearance  
2018-08-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2018-08-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2018-08-24 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2018-07-24 Case forwarded to Court
2018-07-20 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2018-07-20 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-07-18 Motion for Rehearing  
2018-06-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2018-06-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2018-06-01 Petition for Review disposed   Denied with Justice not sitting.
  This case was pending on merits briefs between March 26, 2018 and June 1, 2018.  
2018-03-26 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2018-03-09 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2018-02-28 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-02-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-02-07 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2017-12-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-12-28 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-12-20 Case Record Filed  
2017-12-11 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2017-12-08 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between October 16, 2017 and December 8, 2017.  
2017-10-16 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2017-09-29 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-09-01 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-08-01 Case forwarded to Court
2017-07-31 Notice of Appearance  
2017-07-28 Response Waiver filed  
2017-07-10 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Mr. Joseph David Hughes
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
Mr. Richard B. Farrer
Mr. Adam W. Aston
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Ms. Nichole Beth Bunker-Henderson
Mr. Ari Cuenin
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. Matthew H. Frederick
Mr. David A. Harris
Ms. Karen D. Matlock
Petitioner
Terr, Naomi
Mr. Maurie Amanda Levin
Mr. Manuel A. Quinto-Pozos
Mr. Philip Durst
Respondent
Sheard, Hilary
Mr. Maurie Amanda Levin
Mr. Manuel A. Quinto-Pozos
Mr. Philip Durst
Respondent
Levin, Maurie
Mr. Maurie Amanda Levin
Mr. Manuel A. Quinto-Pozos
Mr. Philip Durst
Respondent

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
State of Arizona
Mr. Nicholas Dranias
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