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No. 19-0092
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GRASSROOTS LEADERSHIP, INC., ET AL. v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES, ET AL.

A petition was filed on March 20, 2020. The Court requested full merits briefing on June 11, 2021. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 17, 2022.

Opinion

June 17, 2022

Percuriam

Per Curiam Opinion PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Remand
COA Docket No.:03-18-00261-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable David E. Puryear

Trial Court

Trial Court:353rd District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable Karin R. Crump
Trial Docket:D-1-GN-15-004336

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

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Date Event  
2022-07-05 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2022-06-17 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2022-06-17 Petition for Review disposed Petition granted pursuant to TRAP 59.1
2022-06-17 Petition for Review disposed Petition granted pursuant to TRAP 59.1
2022-06-17 Petition for Review disposed Petition granted pursuant to TRAP 59.1
2022-06-17 Petition for Review disposed Petition granted pursuant to TRAP 59.1
2022-06-17 Petition for Review granted under TRAP 59.1
2022-06-17 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed and remanded to Court of Appeals
2022-06-17 Petition for Review granted under TRAP 59.1
2022-06-17 Opinion issued   Issued
2022-06-17 Petition for Review granted under TRAP 59.1
2022-06-17 Opinion issued   Issued
2022-06-17 Petition for Review granted under TRAP 59.1
2022-06-17 Opinion issued   Issued
  This case was pending on merits briefs between February 17, 2022 and June 17, 2022.  
2022-02-17 Reply Brief  
2022-02-17 Reply Brief  
2022-02-17 Reply Brief  
2022-02-17 Reply Brief  
2022-01-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2022-01-18 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2022-01-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2022-01-14 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2022-01-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2022-01-14 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2022-01-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2022-01-14 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-12-07 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-12-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-12-06 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-12-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-12-03 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-12-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-12-01 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2021-12-01 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2021-12-01 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2021-12-01 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2021-10-28 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-10-27 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-10-27 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-10-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-10-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-10-26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-10-26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-10-26 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-09-24 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-09-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-09-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-09-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-09-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-09-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-09-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-09-22 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-09-10 Brief on the Merits  
2021-09-10 Brief on the Merits  
2021-09-10 Brief on the Merits  
2021-09-10 Brief on the Merits  
2021-08-10 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-08-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-08-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-08-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-08-04 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-08-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-07-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-07-07 Notice of Appearance  
2021-07-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-07-07 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-07-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-07-01 Call received  
2021-06-30 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-06-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-06-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-06-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-06-21 Call received  
2021-06-11 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between March 31, 2021 and June 11, 2021.  
2021-03-31 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2021-03-24 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2021-02-17 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2021-02-17 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2021-01-20 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2021-01-20 Letter Filed  
2021-01-19 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2021-01-07 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2021-01-07 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2021-01-07 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2020-11-20 Corrected Notice sent to all counsel   Filing granted
2020-11-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2020-11-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2020-11-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2020-11-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2020-11-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2020-11-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2020-10-23 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2020-10-15 Motion to Withdraw Filed  
2020-10-15 Motion to withdraw disposed of   Filing granted
2020-10-14 Call received  
2020-10-13 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2020-10-13 Notice of Appearance  
2020-10-13 Letter Filed  
2020-10-13 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2020-10-05 Reply to Response  
2020-10-05 Reply to Response  
2020-10-05 Reply to Response  
2020-09-22 Case forwarded to Court
2020-09-22 Case forwarded to Court
2020-09-22 Case forwarded to Court
2020-09-22 Case forwarded to Court
2020-09-18 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2020-08-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2020-08-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2020-07-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2020-07-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2020-06-19 Petition for Review #3 (Petitioner)  
2020-06-19 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2020-06-19 Petition for Review #4 (Petitioner)  
2020-05-13 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2020-05-13 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2020-05-13 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2020-05-12 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2020-05-12 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2020-05-12 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2020-04-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2020-04-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review #2 filed  
2020-04-14 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2020-04-14 Response Waiver filed  
2020-04-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2020-04-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2020-04-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review #2 filed  
2020-04-13 Response Waiver filed  
2020-04-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review #2 filed  
2020-04-13 Response Waiver filed  
2020-03-20 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2020-02-18 Third Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2020-02-14 Electronic communication received from Party  
2020-02-13 Notice of Appearance  
2020-02-13 Response to Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review  
2020-02-13 Electronic communication received from Party  
2020-02-12 Third Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2020-02-12 Electronic communication received from Party  
2020-02-12 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2020-02-12 Electronic communication received from Party  
2020-02-03 Call received  
2020-02-03 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2020-01-22 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2020-01-22 Call received  
2020-01-21 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2019-12-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2019-12-05 Letter Filed  
2019-12-05 Abatement Order Lifted  
2019-12-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review pursuant to 53.7(f) reinstated  
  This case was abated between January 25, 2019 and December 5, 2019.  
2019-01-25 Order of the Court Issued   Matter in Supreme Court of Texas Abated
2019-01-25 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record
2019-01-25 Court reporter/recorder's record
2019-01-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2019-01-25 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record
2019-01-25 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record
2019-01-25 Clerk's Record
2019-01-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Matter in Supreme Court of Texas Abated

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Cecile Erwin Young, in her official capacity as HHSC Executive Commissioner
Mr. Kyle Hawkins
Mr. Judd E. Stone II
Cody Rutowski
Mr. Joseph David Hughes
Ms. Nichole Beth Bunker-Henderson
Mr. Brent Webster
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Ryan Lee Bangert
Mr. Kristofer S Monson
Mr. Todd Lawrence Disher
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Respondent
Jaime Masters, in her official capacity as DFPS Commissioner
Mr. Kyle Hawkins
Mr. Judd E. Stone II
Cody Rutowski
Ms. Nichole Beth Bunker-Henderson
Mr. Todd Lawrence Disher
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. Brent Webster
Mr. Bruce Bangert
Mr. Kristofer S Monson
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Respondent
Texas Health and Human Services
Mr. Kyle Hawkins
Mr. Judd E. Stone II
Mr. Joseph David Hughes
Cody Rutowski
Mr. Ryan Lee Bangert
Mr. Brent Webster
Ms. Nichole Beth Bunker-Henderson
Mr. Kristofer S Monson
Mr. Todd Lawrence Disher
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Respondent
Grassroots Leadership, Inc.
Mr. Nicholas B. Bacarisse
Ms. Amy Warr
Mr. Robert W. Doggett
Mr. Jerome William Wesevich
Petitioner
Corrections Corporation of America
Mr. Jay W. Brown
Mr. Bruce R. Wilkin
Mr. Andrew L. Edelman
Cameron Dernick
Respondent
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services;
Mr. Kyle Hawkins
Mr. Judd E. Stone II
Cody Rutowski
Mr. Joseph David Hughes
Mr. Brent Webster
Mr. Ryan Lee Bangert
Ms. Nichole Beth Bunker-Henderson
Mr. Kristofer S Monson
Mr. Todd Lawrence Disher
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Respondent
The Geo Group, Inc.
Mr. Charles A. Deacon
Mr. Mark Thomas Emery
Ms. Bertina Buran York
Respondent

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services
Tamara Goodlette
Yvette Changuin
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