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No. 21-0075
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Oral argument was held on January 13, 2022. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 13, 2022. File Closed

No Opinions

The Court has not issued any opinions in this case.


Court of Appeals

Appellate District:5th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:05-19-00835-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable William Norman Pedersen

Trial Court

Trial Court:401st District Court
Trial Judge:Honorable Mark J. Rusch
Trial Docket:401-01805-2019

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2022-06-20 Mandate issued  
2022-05-16 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2022-05-13 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2022-05-13 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2022-05-13 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between January 13, 2022 and May 13, 2022.  
2022-01-13 Oral argument  
2022-01-11 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2022-01-07 Submission Schedule
2022-01-03 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2021-11-30 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2021-11-24 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2021-11-19 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2021-11-19 Petition for Review granted
2021-11-19 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2021-11-16 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between July 14, 2021 and November 16, 2021.  
2021-07-14 Call received  
2021-06-29 Notice of Appearance  
2021-06-22 Motion to Consolidate disposed   Filing granted
2021-06-18 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between March 24, 2021 and June 18, 2021.  
2021-03-24 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2021-03-10 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2021-03-05 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2021-02-18 Call received  
2021-02-02 Case forwarded to Court
2021-01-27 Response Waiver filed  
2021-01-27 Motion to Consolidate filed  
2021-01-22 Clerk's Record
2021-01-22 Court reporter/recorder's record
2021-01-22 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  


Party Counsel Role
Ferris, Charles
Mr. Jason Niehaus
Texas Department of Public Safety
Mr. Kyle Highful
Ms. Mary Kay Sicola
Ms. Jeanine C. Hudson
Ms. Amanda B. Morrison

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Mr. Michael Gross
Jane Kadirhan
Mr. Niles Stefan Illich