Posted by Rich Phillips
With September upon us, the Supreme Court of Texas will begin a new court year with its first round of oral argument this week. The Court will hear argument on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, the Court will hear argument in just one case—school finance (again). The case is No. 14-0776, Williams v. Texas Taxpayer & Student Fairness Coalition, et al. This is a direct appeal from a trial court judgment (after two separate bench trials) finding that the state's public school finance system is unconstitutional. As would be expected, the case has drawn a lot of attention, including at least 18 amicus briefs or letters. The Court has allocated more than two hours for oral argument. You can watch oral argument live (or go back and watch the recording later) here.