Amicus involvement has grown steadily in numbers and importance at the Texas Supreme Court, according to a five-year study by Haynes and Boone. This article examines the trends and sources of amicus filings at the state’s high court.
The Dallas-based Fifth Court of Appeals issued a remarkable en banc decision this week. It involved majority, concurring and dissenting opinions on a matter of appellate procedure. But more importantly it may be the first significant signal that last year’s dramatic election swing is going to have an effect on the direction of the court.