The Texas Supreme Court:
A Narrative History, 1836-1986
The Texas Supreme Court Historical Society is pleased to announce the
publication of the first book-length history of the Texas Supreme Court
in almost 100 years. Written by
award-winning author/historian James L. Haley, the book is part of the Society-sponored Texas Legal Studies Series published by the University of Texas Press.
The Society presented a ceremonial
first copy of the book to the Texas
Supreme Court during a special
session of the Court held in the
historic Supreme Court Courtroom in the State Capitol.
See story inside.
Hon. Sandra Day O’Connor is
2013 Hemphill Dinner Speaker
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has accepted
the Society’s invitation to be the
keynote speaker at the 18th Annual
John Hemphill Dinner. The event is scheduled for Friday, June 14, 2013,
at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin.
Justice O’Connor was nominated to
the U.S. Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and served as Associate Justice until her retirement
in 2006. She was the first woman in history to serve on the Court.
Winter 2012 Issue of the TSCHS Journal Now Available
Volume 2, no. 2 of the Society’s e-journal
was distributed to members in December
and is now available for download in pdf format.
Features include an article on .judicial reform under Gov. Dan Moody in the late 1920s, by Josiah Daniel III; part two of a story about the struggle for ownership of Padre Island, by Judge Mark Davidson; and an interview with Joe Greenhill V, grandson of the late Chief Justice Joe R. Greenhill, by Bill Pugsley.
The Spring 2013 issue (vol. 2, no. 3) of
the journal was distributed to Society members in mid-March and will be available online in mid-May.
Download the Winter 2012 issue now:
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Spring 2012 issue:
TSCHS_Journal Spring 2012 (pdf)
Winter 2011 issue:
TSCHS_Journal Winter 2011 (pdf)
Fall 2011 issue:
TSCHS_Journal Fall 2011 (pdf)