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No. 20-0378
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IN THE INTEREST OF J.F.-G., A CHILD

A petition was filed on June 8, 2020. Oral argument was held on February 24, 2021. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 21, 2021. A motion for rehearing was filed and has now been pending since June 23, 2021.

Opinions

May 21, 2021

Bland
Hecht
Lehrmann
Boyd
Huddle

Justice Bland delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Hecht, Justice Lehrmann, Justice Boyd, and Justice Huddle joined. PDF

Blacklock
Guzman
Devine
Busby

Justice Blacklock delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Guzman, Justice Devine, and Justice Busby joined.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:10th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:10-19-00356-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Rex D. Davis

Trial Court

Trial Court:74th District Court
County:McLennan
Trial Judge:Honorable Gary Coley
Trial Docket:2017-1734-3

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2021-06-23 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2021-06-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2021-06-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2021-06-23 Motion for Rehearing  
2021-06-23 Case forwarded to Court
2021-06-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2021-06-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2021-05-21 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2021-05-21 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2021-05-21 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between March 5, 2021 and May 21, 2021.  
2021-03-05 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2021-02-24 Oral argument  
2021-02-22 Submission Schedule
2021-02-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2021-02-10 Notice of Appearance  
2021-01-27 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2021-01-26 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2020-12-11 Petition for Review granted
2020-12-11 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2020-12-11 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2020-11-20 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2020-11-10 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2020-11-02 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2020-10-21 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2020-10-19 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2020-10-19 Record Received (See Remarks)
2020-10-16 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2020-09-11 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2020-09-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2020-09-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2020-08-21 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2020-07-21 Case forwarded to Court
2020-07-10 Case Record Filed
2020-07-06 Response Waiver filed  
2020-06-08 Petition for Review (Parental Termination) (Petitioner)  
2020-05-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2020-05-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
F.-G., J.
Ms. Spring R Thummel
Other Interested Party
F., D.
Maria Peña
Mr. E. Alan Bennett
Petitioner
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Mr. Brent Webster
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Judd E. Stone II
Mr. Bill Davis
Mr. Barry N. Johnson
Mr. Gabriel C. Price
Mr. Sterling A. Harmon
Respondent
Goonan, Mary J.
Mr. Jonathan Sibley
Other Interested Party

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Criminal Justice Coalition
Mr. Robert Earl Henneke
Mr. Andrew Brown
Texas Association of Family Defense Attorneys
Mr. Robert Earl Henneke
Mr. Andrew Brown
Lone Star Justice Alliance
Mr. Robert Earl Henneke
Mr. Andrew Brown
Texas Appleseed
Mr. Robert Earl Henneke
Mr. Andrew Brown
Texas Home School Coalition
Mr. Andrew Brown
Mr. Robert Earl Henneke
Texas Public Policy Foundation
Mr. Andrew Brown
Mr. Robert Earl Henneke
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