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No. 19-0694
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IN RE C.C.

A mandamus petition was filed on August 12, 2019. Oral argument was held on April 22, 2020. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 26, 2020.

Opinions

June 26, 2020

Bland
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Blacklock
Busby

Justice Bland delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

Lehrmann

Justice Lehrmann delivered a concurring opinion.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:2nd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Denied
COA Docket No.:02-19-00244-CV
Opinion Author:Per Curiam

Trial Court

Trial Court:16th District Court
County:Denton
Trial Judge:Honorable Sherry Shipman
Trial Docket:16-07061-16

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2020-06-26 Opinion Issued  
2020-06-26 Opinion Issued   The Court conditionally grants the writ of mandamus.
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between May 1, 2020 and June 26, 2020.  
2020-05-01 Call received  
2020-04-22 Oral argument  
2020-04-21 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2020-04-21 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2020-04-17 Submission Schedule
2020-04-06 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2020-04-03 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2020-03-26 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2020-03-20 Motion to re-set submission date disposed   Filing dismissed as moot
2020-03-16 Call received  
2020-03-16 Motion to re-set submission date filed.  
2020-03-16 Oral Argument Postponed  
2020-02-25 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2020-02-21 Submission reset   Case set for oral argument
2020-02-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2020-02-07 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2020-02-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2020-01-31 Motion to Argue disposed   Filing granted
2020-01-31 Motion to Argue disposed   Filing granted
2020-01-24 Motion to Argue filed  
2020-01-23 Response to Motion filed  
2020-01-22 Motion to Argue filed  
2020-01-17 Petition for Writ of Mandamus disposed Case set for oral argument
2020-01-17 Mandamus Set to Argue
2020-01-17 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2019-12-16 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-12-13 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2019-12-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-12-11 Reply Brief (Relator)  
2019-11-26 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2019-11-26 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2019-11-26 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2019-11-26 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-11-26 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2019-11-26 Brief on the Merits (Real Parties in Interest)  
2019-11-26 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2019-11-26 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-11-19 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2019-11-06 Brief on the Merits (Relator)  
2019-11-06 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2019-10-07 Stay Order issued
2019-10-07 Motion to Stay Disposed   Filing granted
2019-10-07 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2019-10-04 Surreply filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2019-09-19 Reply to Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Relator)  
2019-09-17 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-09-13 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2019-09-09 Letter Filed  
2019-08-22 Response to Motion filed  
2019-08-22 Reply to Response to Motion  
2019-08-20 Notice of Appearance  
2019-08-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2019-08-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2019-08-14 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2019-08-13 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-08-12 Petition for Writ of Mandamus filed (Relator)  
2019-08-12 Motion to Stay Filed  
2019-08-12 Case Record Filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
D., J.
Ms. Linda Needham Risinger
Ms. Michelle May O'Neil
Ms. Megan Simpson
Ms. Karri Lee Bertrand
Real Party In Interest
C., C.
Mr. Brad M. LaMorgese
Ms. Brandi Crozier
Ms. Holly J. Draper
Relator

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Public Policy Foundation
Mr. Andrew Brown
Mr. Robert Earl Henneke
Texas Home School Coalition
Ms. Cecilia M. Wood
Alliance Defending Freedom
Mr. Michael P. Farris
Mr. Ryan Jeffrey Tucker
Parental Rights Foundation
Mr. Thomas C. Sanders
A Voice For Choice Advocacy
Brad Hakala
State of Texas
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
Ms. Natalie D. Thompson
Texas Values
Mr. Jonathan F. Mitchell
Mr. Jonathan M. Saenz
The State Bar of Texas Family Law Council
Ms. Elizabeth 'Beth' Mary Johnson
Mr. John Christopher Nickelson
Ms. Mary Evelyn McNamara
Texas Association of Family Defense Attorneys
Ms. Julia C. Hatcher
Ms. Tina Montoya
Paxti-Lysander, Francois
Francois Paxti-Lysander
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