Texas Justices Don't Disfavor Any One Court With Reversals

Law360 (June 5, 2018, 6:32 PM EDT) -- For decades, Texas lawyers have heard the old saw that the state’s appellate court in Corpus Christi is “the Ninth Circuit of Texas” — more liberal, an outlier, its rulings more likely to be reversed by the Texas Supreme Court. But the numbers don’t bear that out, according to a Law360 review of high court reversals that shows the Thirteenth Court of Appeals is in the middle of the pack.

The comparison to the Ninth Circuit is a shorthand way for lawyers to caution one another not to put too much weight on an opinion from the court when crafting a...

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