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More Oral Arguments?

As I prepare for an oral argument tomorrow, I came across this article from Texas Lawyer reporting that the intermediate appellate courts are granting argument in more cases.  That’s welcome news, if it holds up.

The article quotes incoming Third Court Chief Justice Woodie Jones as supporting a default position that the Court should grant oral argument.  I will be watching with interest to see how the numbers change after he assumes the helm next month.

For some of my previous thoughts on oral argument, follow these links:

D. Todd Smith
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D. Todd Smith is an Austin-based civil appellate specialist who works with trial teams from the earliest stages of litigation. In trial courts, he takes the lead on strategic analysis and briefing, jury charges, and potentially dispositive motions, all with a focus on preserving error and positioning cases for appellate review.

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