Texas Supreme Court will hold oral argument December 5

Texas Supreme Court will hold oral argument December 5

The Supreme Court of Texas will hold oral arguments in our case on December 5, 2019, in Austin.

Bishop Scott Mayer has invited Episcopalians to pray for the best outcome in our case in the weeks leading up and during the oral arguments.

Unless otherwise noted, the information below is from the website of the Supreme Court of Texas.

“The Supreme Court normally holds oral arguments once a month on three consecutive days. On each day that oral arguments are held, the Supreme Court usually hears 3 separate cases. Each side is allotted 20 minutes to argue, for a total of 40 minutes of argument per case. There is a 10-minute recess between the arguments.”

“Oral arguments begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Supreme Court Building at 201 W. 14th Street (corner of 14th & Colorado), unless otherwise noted. The Supreme Court’s Courtroom is located on the First Floor. The Clerk’s Office is also located on the First Floor, Room No. 104.”

Courtroom Decorum

“The dignity of the court is to be respected and maintained at all times. Attire for counsel and spectators should be restrained and appropriate to the dignity of a court of the United States. … Court Security Officers and court staff are authorized to open and inspect any item carried into a courtroom.

“Recording, broadcasting, televising, or photographing of oral arguments may be done only with the permission of the Supreme Court upon written request filed with the Clerk in compliance with Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 14.


“Parking is available in the State Visitor Parking Garage at 1201 San Jacinto, across the street from the Texas State Library and Archives.”

How to watch if you can’t attend

Video recordings of oral arguments are webcast through a partnership with the State Bar of Texas. You can search by year case filed, year case argued, or style.”

Here is how to search for our case: Click Recent Oral Arguments and then enter case number 18-0438.