2009 Year in Review: Texas Supreme Court
Reprinted by permission of the Texas Bar Journal.
In 2009, the Texas Supreme Court came full circle in its approach to petitions for review.
During the first half of the decade, the Court was highly selective in granting review, adding new causes to its docket at an average pace of 113 per year. But in 2005, the number of new causes shot up by 50 percent. Between 2005 and 2008, the court added an average of 147 new causes per year.
In 2009, the court put its docket on a diet, adding just 106 new causes.
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