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IN RE COLTON LESTER

A mandamus petition was filed on October 30, 2018. Oral argument was held on January 29, 2020. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 15, 2020.

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May 15, 2020

Orders of May 15, 2020

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The Court has issued opinions:

Opinions

May 15, 2020

Devine
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann
Busby
Bland

Justice Devine delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Hecht, Justice Green, Justice Guzman, Justice Lehrmann, Justice Busby, and Justice Bland joined. PDF

Blacklock
Boyd

Justice Blacklock delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Boyd joined as to Part I. PDF

Boyd

Justice Boyd delivered a dissenting opinion. PDF

Court of Appeals

None

Trial Court

Trial Court:258th District Court
County:Polk
Trial Judge:Honorable Ernest L. McClendon
Trial Docket:23538

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2020-05-15 Opinion Issued  
2020-05-15 Opinion Issued  
2020-05-15 Opinion Issued   The Court conditionally grants the writ of mandamus.
2020-04-06 Record Received (See Remarks)  
2020-03-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2020-01-29 Oral argument  
2020-01-24 Submission Schedule
2020-01-17 Case Record Filed  
2020-01-07 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-12-02 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-11-15 Petition for Writ of Mandamus disposed Case set for oral argument
2019-11-15 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2019-11-15 Mandamus Set to Argue
  This case was pending on merits briefs between July 27, 2019 and November 15, 2019.  
2019-07-27 Reply Brief (Relator)  
2019-07-12 Brief on the Merits (Real Parties in Interest)  
2019-06-17 Brief on the Merits (Relator)  
2019-05-31 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between December 18, 2018 and May 31, 2019.  
2018-12-18 Reply to Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Relator)  
2018-12-14 Case Record Filed  
2018-12-14 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2018-12-07 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2018-11-06 Case forwarded to Court
2018-11-01 Notice of Appearance  
2018-11-01 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2018-11-01 Electronic communication received from Party  
2018-10-30 Petition for Writ of Mandamus filed (Relator)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
State of Texas
Mr. Philip A. Lionberger
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
Real Party In Interest
Lester, Colton
Mr. Wendell C. Radford Jr.
Relator
Hegar, Glenn (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. Philip A. Lionberger
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Respondent

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
The Office of State Prosecuting Attorney
Ms. Stacey M. Soule
 
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