Anne Johnson, Chris Knight in Texas Lawbook: Dallas Court of Appeals Issues Rare Majority, Concurring and Dissenting Opinions


This week, the Dallas Court of Appeals – consisting of eight newly elected justices and five veteran justices – issued an en banc decision that only an appellate nerd could truly love.

In Cruz v. Ghani, the court answered a technical question about the timing of en banc motions for rehearing that has long troubled Texas appellate lawyers. In doing so, the court demonstrated a scholarly and collegial approach, issuing detailed majority, concurring, and dissenting opinions on this difficult question of appellate procedure. And the court was unanimous in the ultimate result: reconsideration of a 2018 panel opinion by the entire 2019 court was not warranted.

Excerpted from The Texas Lawbook. To read the full article, click here. (Subscription required)

This is the first article in an ongoing series about appellate law topics in The Texas Lawbook.

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