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No. 20-0523
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GERARD MATZEN v. MARSHA MCLANE, DIRECTOR OF THE TEXAS CIVIL COMMITMENT OFFICE, AND THE TEXAS CIVIL COMMITMENT OFFICE

A petition was filed on July 10, 2020. Oral argument was held on September 29, 2021. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on December 17, 2021.

Opinion

December 17, 2021

Blacklock
Hecht
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Busby
Bland
Huddle
Young

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:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:03-18-00740-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Gisela Triana

Trial Court

Trial Court:261st District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable Jan Soifer
Trial Docket:D-1-GN-17-004319

Upcoming

Date Event  
2022-02-01 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2021-12-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2021-12-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2021-12-17 Opinion issued   Court affirms in part, reverses in part and renders court of appeals' judgment
2021-12-17 Opinion issued   Issued
2021-12-17 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 29, 2021 and December 17, 2021.  
2021-09-29 Oral argument  
2021-09-29 Oral argument  
2021-09-24 Submission Schedule
2021-09-01 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2021-08-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2021-08-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2021-07-09 Submission reset   Case set for oral argument
2021-07-09 Submission reset   Case set for oral argument
2021-06-25 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2021-06-25 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2021-06-18 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2021-06-18 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2021-06-18 Petition for Review granted
2021-06-18 Petition for Review granted
2021-05-20 Reply Brief  
2021-05-20 Reply Brief  
2021-05-05 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2021-05-05 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2021-04-15 Brief on the Merits  
2021-04-15 Brief on the Merits  
2021-03-30 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-03-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-03-16 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2021-03-05 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between December 16, 2020 and March 5, 2021.  
2020-12-16 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2020-12-15 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2020-11-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2020-11-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2020-10-16 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2020-09-15 Case forwarded to Court
2020-09-15 Case forwarded to Court
2020-09-02 Letter Filed  
2020-08-10 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2020-07-14 Affidavit of Inability to Pay Court Costs  
2020-07-13 Electronic communication received from Party  
2020-07-10 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2020-07-10 Call received  
2020-07-10 Clerk's Record

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Matzen, Gerard
Mr. William Alden Marshall
Petitioner
Marsha McLane, in Her Official Capacity as Director of Texas Civil Commitment Office
Mr. Judd E. Stone II
Mr. Brent Webster
Mr. Rance L. Craft
Mr. Ryan Lee Bangert
The Honorable Warren Kenneth Paxton
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. Craig J. Pritzlaff
Mr. Darren Lee McCarty
Ms. Kimberly L. Fuchs
Respondent
The Texas Civil Commitment Office
Mr. Judd E. Stone II
Mr. Brent Webster
Mr. Rance L. Craft
Mr. Darren Lee McCarty
Mr. Craig J. Pritzlaff
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
The Honorable Warren Kenneth Paxton
Mr. Ryan Lee Bangert
Ms. Kimberly L. Fuchs
Respondent
 
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