Monday, April 15, 2013
Doug Alexander says there are powerful reasons for and against finding that unionized, public-sector employees have a right to have a union representative present during an employer's disciplinary review. But when the Texas Supreme Court faced the issue, Alexander's argument won.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Creativity is making something of real value that did not exist before. The law requires creativity when attorneys practice at the highest levels.
Monday, March 18, 2013
While President Barack Obama has appointed six U.S. district court judges in Texas, he has yet to place a jurist from the Lone Star State on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Brief writing is so hemmed in with picayune rules, it's no wonder lawyers want to bust loose now and then. Required sections, word limits, margin width and font size — not much is left to the imagination.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson (pictured) says it's "disturbing" to require an appellate court to affirm a lower-court ruling arbitrarily.
Monday, January 14, 2013
How much deference should an appellate court give a trial court's new-trial order? The Texas Supreme Court faces that question in a mandamus case Justice Debra Lehrmann described during Jan. 8 oral argument as having "long-reaching ramifications." Thompson & Knight partner Scott Stolley is relators' counsel.