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No. 18-0986
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NORTH EAST INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND TEXAS COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION v. DEHANN RIOU

A petition was filed on October 30, 2018. Oral argument was held on January 7, 2020. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on March 27, 2020.

Opinion

March 27, 2020

Bland
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Blacklock
Busby

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:4th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:04-17-00592-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Irene Rios

Trial Court

Trial Court:407th District Court
County:Bexar
Trial Judge:Honorable Angelica Jimenez
Trial Docket:2016CI09958

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Upcoming

Date Event  
2020-04-13 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2020-03-27 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2020-03-27 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed
2020-03-27 Opinion issued Issued
2020-03-06 Letter Received  
2020-01-21 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2020-01-07 Oral argument  
2020-01-07 Oral argument  
2020-01-06 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
2020-01-03 Submission Schedule
2019-12-06 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-12-04 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-12-04 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-10-16 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2019-10-16 Electronic communication received from Party  
2019-10-15 Letter Filed  
2019-10-09 Call received  
2019-10-09 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2019-10-09 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2019-09-12 Notice of Appearance  
2019-08-30 Petition for Review granted
2019-08-30 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2019-08-30 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2019-08-30 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2019-08-30 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2019-08-30 Petition for Review granted
2019-08-22 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-07-22 Reply Brief  
2019-07-17 Call received  
2019-07-17 Sealed document filed in case  
2019-07-17 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2019-07-02 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2019-07-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2019-07-01 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-06-20 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2019-05-10 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-05-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2019-05-01 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2019-04-30 Letter Filed  
2019-04-30 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2019-04-26 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2019-03-28 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-03-27 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-03-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2019-03-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2019-03-27 Sealed document filed in case  
2019-03-26 Call received  
2019-03-26 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2019-03-01 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2019-02-12 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2019-02-11 Reply to Response to Petition filed (Petitioner)  
2019-01-28 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2019-01-28 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2019-01-28 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2019-01-28 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2019-01-14 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2018-12-14 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2018-12-11 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-11-13 Case forwarded to Court
2018-11-13 Case forwarded to Court
2018-11-06 Response Waiver filed  
2018-10-30 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2018-10-30 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2018-10-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review #2 filed  
2018-10-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2018-10-11 Clerk's Record
2018-10-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2018-10-11 Court reporter/recorder's record
2018-10-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
North East Independent School District
Mr. Christopher H. Schulz
Mr. Ricardo Rene Lopez
Petitioner
Texas Commissioner of Education
Mr. Darren Lee McCarty
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
Ms. Natalie D. Thompson
Mr. James Edward Davis
Mr. Brantley David Starr
Mr. Craig J. Pritzlaff
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Ms. Nichole Beth Bunker-Henderson
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. Andrew J. Lutostanski
Petitioner
Riou, Dehann
Ms. Amanda W. Moore
Mr. Russell G. Ramirez
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas AFT
Ms. Martha Powell Owen
Texas Association of School Boards Legal Assistance Fund
Mr. Jacob Woodward
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