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Ah, Summer Recess

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text]For the past couple of weeks, we have seen a slowdown from a very busy spring and early summer at the Texas Supreme Court.  That’s because the Court has entered its traditional “summer recess,” which generally begins in early July and ends in late August.

The Court’s recent orders have focused on firming up oral argument settings for the fall.

No conferences are scheduled until mid-August.  If the Court holds to recent trends, it may release a few opinions on August 21, but watchers should be especially ready on August 28, the last Friday before the fiscal year ends.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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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