I am crunching the numbers for opinion dispositions by the Supreme Court of Texas for the calendar year 2019.  I expect to have a few blog posts showing how the numbers shake out.  Here’s what the initial numbers show:

  • During the 2019 calendar year, the Supreme Court of Texas disposed of 88 causes.  That’s 10 fewer causes than 2018, but more in line with 2017 and 2016, when the court disposed of 84 causes in each of those years
  • 19 opinions issued were per curiam (unsigned) opinions.   This number is down slightly from the last 3 years.
  • 4 of the causes disposed of were original proceedings (3 mandamuses and 1 direct petition).  This number is down from last year.
  • The reversal rates is 77%, which is about the same as it was in the 2018 calendar year.

I will have additional numbers, including break-downs of numbers by courts of appeals in the coming weeks.

By Published On: February 3, 2020Categories: AppellateTags: ,

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Mike Northrup is a Shareholder and Section Head of the Cowles and Thompson Appellate Practice Group.