State of Texas Seal 1997 Rules of Appellate Procedure

[SECTION FOUR:PROCEEDINGS IN THE SUPREME COURT]

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SECTION FOUR:PROCEEDINGS IN THE SUPREME COURT

RULE 53. PETITION FOR REVIEW
  53.1 Method of Review.
  53.2 Contents of Petition.
   
(a) Identity of parties and counsel.
(b) Table of contents.
(c) Index of authorities.
(d) Statement of the case.
(e) Statement of jurisdiction.
(f) Issues presented.
(g) Statement of facts.
(h) Summary of the argument.
(i) Argument.
(j) Prayer.
(k) Appendix.
 
(1) Necessary contents.
(2) Optional contents.
  53.3 Response to Petition for Review.
  53.4 Points Not Considered in Court of Appeals.
  53.5 Petitioner's Reply to Response.
  53.6 Length of Petition, Response, and Reply.
  53.7 Time and Place of Filing.
   
(a) Petition.
(b) Premature filing.
(c) Petitions filed by other parties.
(d) Response.
(e) Reply.
(f) Extension of time.
  53.8 Amendment.
  53.9 Court May Require Revision.
RULE 54. FILING THE RECORD
  54.1 Request for Record.
  54.2 Duty of Court of Appeals Clerk.
   
(a) Request for record.
(b) Nondocumentary exhibits.
  54.3 Expenses.
  54.4 Duty of Supreme Court Clerk.
RULE 55. BRIEFS ON THE MERITS
  55.1 Request by Court.
  55.2 Petitioner's Brief on the Merits.
   
(a) Identity of parties and counsel.
(b) Table of contents.
(c) Index of authorities.
(d) Statement of the case.
(e) Statement of jurisdiction.
(f) Issues Presented.
(g) Statement of facts.
(h) Summary of the argument.
(i) Argument.
(j) Prayer.
  55.3 Respondent's Brief.
  55.4 Petitioner's Brief in Reply.
  55.5 Reliance on Prior Brief.
  55.6 Length of Briefs.
  55.7 Time and Place of Filing; Extension of Time.
  55.8 Amendment.
  55.9 Court May Require Revision.
RULE 56. ORDERS ON PETITION FOR REVIEW
  56.1 Orders on Petition for Review.
   
(a) Considerations in granting review.
(b) Petition denied or dismissed.
 
(1) "Denied."
(2) "Dismissed w.o.j."
(c) Petition refused.
(d) Improvident grant.
  56.2 Moot Cases.
  56.3 Settled Cases.
  56.4 Notice to Parties.
  56.5 Return of Documents to Court of Appeals.
RULE 57. DIRECT APPEALS TO THE SUPREME COURT
  57.1 Application.
  57.2 Jurisdiction.
  57.3 Statement of Jurisdiction.
  57.4 Preliminary Ruling on Jurisdiction.
  57.5 Direct Appeal Exclusive While Pending.
RULE 58. CERTIFICATION OF QUESTIONS OF LAW BY UNITED STATES COURTS
  58.1 Certification.
  58.2 Contents of the Certification Order.
  58.3 Transmission of Certification Order.
  58.4 Transmission of Record.
  58.5 Fees and Costs.
  58.6 Notice.
  58.7 Briefs and Oral Argument.
   
(a) Briefs.
(b) Oral Argument.
  58.8 Intervention by the State.
  58.9 Opinion on Certified Questions.
  58.10 Motion for Rehearing.
  58.11 Answering Certified Questions.
RULE 59. SUBMISSION AND ARGUMENT
  59.1 Submission Without Argument.
  59.2 Submission With Argument.
  59.3 Purpose of Argument.
  59.4 Time for Argument.
  59.5 Number of Counsel.
  59.6 Argument by Amicus Curiae.
RULE 60. JUDGMENTS IN THE SUPREME COURT
  60.1 Announcement of Judgments.
  60.2 Types of Judgment.
  60.3 Remand in the Interest of Justice.
  60.4 Judgment for Costs.
  60.5 Judgment Against Sureties.
  60.6 Other Orders.
RULE 61. REVERSIBLE ERROR
  61.1 Standard for Reversible Error.
  61.2 Error Affecting Only Part of the Case.
  61.3 Defects in Procedure.
  61.4 Remediable Error of the Trial Court or Court of Appeals.
   
(a) Generally.
(b) Supreme Court direction if error remediable.
RULE 62. DAMAGES FOR FRIVOLOUS APPEALS
RULE 63. OPINIONS; COPY OF OPINION AND JUDGMENT TO INTERESTED PARTIES AND OTHER COURTS
RULE 64. MOTION FOR REHEARING
  64.1 Time for Filing.
  64.2 Contents.
  64.3 Response and Decision.
  64.4 Second Motion.
  64.5 Extensions of Time.
RULE 65. ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENT AFTER MANDATE
  65.1 Statement of Costs.
  65.2 Enforcement of Judgment.
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