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No. 19-0561
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IN RE COMMITMENT OF JEFFERY LEE STODDARD

A petition was filed on August 13, 2019. Oral argument was held on October 7, 2020. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on December 18, 2020.

Opinion

December 18, 2020

Lehrmann
Hecht
Guzman
Boyd
Devine
Blacklock
Busby
Bland
Huddle

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:2nd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Remand
COA Docket No.:02-17-00364-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Bonnie Sudderth

Trial Court

Trial Court:371st District Court
County:Tarrant
Trial Judge:Honorable Mollee Bennett Westfall
Trial Docket:D371-S-13391-16

Upcoming

Date Event  
2021-02-03 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2020-12-31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2020-12-31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2020-12-18 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed and remanded to Court of Appeals
2020-12-18 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 7, 2020 and December 18, 2020.  
2020-10-07 Oral argument  
2020-09-28 Submission Schedule
2020-09-17 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2020-09-09 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2020-09-04 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2020-09-04 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2020-09-04 Motion to Argue disposed   Filing granted
2020-08-28 Motion to Argue filed  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 26, 2020 and August 28, 2020.  
2020-06-26 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2020-06-05 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2020-06-05 Petition for Review granted
2020-06-05 Supreme Court of Texas Orders Issued
  This case was pending on merits briefs between March 18, 2020 and June 5, 2020.  
2020-03-18 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2020-03-11 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2020-03-09 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2020-02-18 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2020-01-17 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between November 27, 2019 and January 17, 2020.  
2019-11-27 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between October 3, 2019 and November 27, 2019.  
2019-10-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2019-10-02 Affidavit of Inability to Pay Court Costs  
2019-10-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2019-09-27 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2019-08-27 Case forwarded to Court
2019-08-21 Response Waiver filed  
2019-08-13 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2019-07-02 Clerk's Record
2019-07-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2019-07-02 Clerk's Record
2019-07-02 Court reporter/recorder's record
2019-07-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Mr. Joseph W. Spence
Ms. Erin K. Faseler
Ms. Kelly Hickman
Ms. Melinda M. Fletcher
Petitioner
Stoddard, Jeffery Lee
Ms. Teresa Dunsmore
Mr. Kenneth D. Nash
Mr. Jeremy Pratt
Mr. Tony Peterson
Respondent

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Office of the Attorney General
Amanda Czocher
The Honorable Warren Kenneth Paxton
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
 
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