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No. 19-1035
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ANGELA DAVIS, AS PRESIDENT OF NEA-DALLAS (A LOCAL AFFILIATE OF TEXAS STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION), ON BEHALF OF ALL AFFECTED MEMBERS AND NAMED INDIVIDUALS v. MIKE MORATH, COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, A PUBLIC BODY CORPORATE

A petition was filed on January 16, 2020. Oral argument was held on March 23, 2021. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 28, 2021.

Opinion

May 28, 2021

Blacklock
Hecht
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Busby
Bland
Huddle

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Rev & Rem/Pt
COA Docket No.:03-18-00377-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Gisela Triana

Trial Court

Trial Court:345th District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable Amy Clark-Meachum
Trial Docket:D-1-GN-17-002145

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Upcoming

Date Event  
2021-06-14 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
  This case has been waiting for a possible rehearing motion.  
2021-05-28 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2021-05-28 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed and remanded to Commission
2021-05-28 Opinion issued   Issued
2021-05-28 Opinion issued   Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between March 29, 2021 and May 28, 2021.  
2021-03-29 Record Received (See Remarks)  
2021-03-26 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2021-03-23 Oral argument  
2021-03-23 Oral argument  
2021-03-23 Oral argument  
2021-03-22 Exhibits in case/cause filed  
2021-03-22 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2021-03-19 Call received  
2021-03-19 Miscellaneous Motion  
2021-03-16 Submission Schedule  
2021-03-10 Call received  
2021-03-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2021-03-09 Call received  
2021-03-05 Call received  
2021-03-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2021-03-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2021-02-26 Petition for Review granted
2021-02-26 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2021-02-26 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2021-02-26 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2021-02-26 Petition for Review granted
2021-02-26 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2021-02-26 Petition for Review granted
2021-02-26 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2021-02-26 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2021-01-25 Amended Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2021-01-25 Reply Brief  
2021-01-25 Reply Brief  
2021-01-25 Reply Brief  
2020-12-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2020-12-30 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2020-12-17 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2020-12-17 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2020-12-17 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2020-11-16 Letter Filed  
2020-11-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2020-11-16 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2020-10-28 Brief on the Merits  
2020-10-28 Brief on the Merits  
2020-10-28 Brief on the Merits  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between September 3, 2020 and October 28, 2020.  
2020-09-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2020-09-03 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2020-09-02 Letter Filed  
2020-08-28 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between June 9, 2020 and August 28, 2020.  
2020-06-09 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2020-05-27 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2020-05-27 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2020-05-26 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2020-04-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2020-04-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2020-03-27 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2020-03-09 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2020-02-25 Case forwarded to Court
2020-02-25 Case forwarded to Court
2020-02-25 Case forwarded to Court
2020-02-14 Response Waiver filed  
2020-02-13 Call received  
2020-01-17 Petition for Review #3  
2020-01-17 Third Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2020-01-17 Third Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2020-01-16 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2020-01-16 Petition for Review #2  
2019-12-23 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2019-12-23 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2019-11-21 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2019-11-21 Clerk's Record
2019-11-21 Court reporter/recorder's record
2019-11-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted in part
2019-11-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Dallas Independent SchoolDistrict, A Public Body Corporate
Oleg Nudelman
Mr. Carlos G. Lopez
Ms. Kathryn Long
Respondent
Mike Morath, Commissioner of Education of The State of Texas
Shawn Cowles
Mr. S. Grant Dorfman
Mr. Clayton Watkins
Ms. Kimberly L. Fuchs
Mr. Brent Webster
Mr. Ryan Lee Bangert
Ms. Elizabeth J. Brown Fore
Ms. Adrienne R. Butcher
The Honorable Warren Kenneth Paxton
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. Craig J. Pritzlaff
Mr. Darren Lee McCarty
Respondent
Angela Davis, as President of NEA-Dallas (a Local Affiliate of Texas State Teachers Association), on behalf of All Affected Members and Named Individuals
Ms. Giana Ortiz
Mr. Daniel A. Ortiz
Petitioner
Cessnun, Noelle
 
Petitioner
Fort, Leonard
 
Petitioner
Harrison, Gralen
 
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Brothers, Scott E.
 
Petitioner
O’Donnell, Shannon M.
 
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Hellmund, Erika
 
Petitioner
Cross, Linda
 
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Rivera, Rosa Maria
 
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Rawlins-Cullors, Nikki C.
 
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Lee, Kristy
 
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Bowers, Latricia P.
 
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Smooth, Michael
 
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Tillery, Vickie
 
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Anderson, Jacquelyn
 
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Sunmonu, Adejoke
 
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Kelly, Blane
 
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Winrow, Vivian
 
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Edes, Randy
 
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Hayes, Debra
 
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Pond, Britni
 
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Sims, Kathleen
 
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Thomas, Debra
 
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Wimbush, Monique
 
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Hill, Cassidy
 
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Hall, Jonathan
 
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Logan, Jane
 
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Young, Richard
 
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Glenn, Laura
 
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Johnson, Kimberly N.
 
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Birdwell, Diane E.
 
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Mangham, Michael Jason
 
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Gonzalez, Alfonso
 
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Moore, Michele
 
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Nelson, Jackqueline
 
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Alvarado, Marta G.
 
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Tawil, Amy
 
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Chinn, Paula
 
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Salzman, Michael
 
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Ramirez, Katheeen
 
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Evans, LaSonia
 
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Tuerck, Dorinda
 
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Guidry, Shaviun
 
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Thomas, Patricia J.
 
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Wang, Ru-Min
 
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Laudig, Larry
 
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Redding, Jonathan
 
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Durham, Marilyn P.
 
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Aguilar, Vanessa
 
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Johnson, Jefferson
 
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Sadler, Kamala
 
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Carley, Nancy
 
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Duncan, Brandy A.
 
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Rodriguez, Eric
 
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Daniels, Jeffrey
 
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Hackler, Janice
 
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Tucker, D.
 
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Cullors, Regina
 
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Ricci, Christine
 
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Dumas, Rosemary
 
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Bryant, Sandra
 
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Vodopivec, Gonzalo
 
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Addison, Jean
 
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Coxe, Julie
 
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Williams, Loretta
 
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Long, Linda K.
 
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Jones, Robert
 
Petitioner
Salinas, Liliana
 
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Smith, Gwendolyn L.
 
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Frederick, Patrick Jay
 
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Delgado, Miguel
 
Petitioner
Eastham, Melissa D.
 
Petitioner
Lewis, Amy L.
 
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Garza, Guadalupe
 
Petitioner
Smethers, James
 
Petitioner
Read, Cynthia
 
Petitioner
Rose, James
 
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Todd, Nicole
 
Petitioner
House, Cherie K.
 
Petitioner
Naig, Mary
 
Petitioner
Owens-Luper, Willene
 
Petitioner
Calugay, Estelita
 
Petitioner
Warren, Debra
 
Petitioner
Roth, Lynda K.
 
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Miles, Richard
 
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Loggins, Barbara
 
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Akers, Heather
 
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Williams, Vickie
 
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Wise, Melissa
 
Petitioner
Veal, Sharon
 
Petitioner

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Association of School Boards Legal Assistance Fund
Mr. Todd A. Clark
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