Sitting for the court: Justice Paul W. Green, Justice Nathan L. Hecht, Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson, Justice Phil Johnson, Justice David Medina, Justice Dale Wainwright, Justice Don R. Willett, Justice Scott A. Brister, Justice Harriet O'Neill
Walter E. Harrell v. State of Texas
from Terry County and the Seventh District Court of Appeals, Amarillo
For petitioner: James Caleb Scott, Dallas
For respondent: Jason Bujnosek, Brownfield
The principal issues are (1) whether the state is required to follow garnishment procedures to take money from a prisonerís inmate trust account to pay for his court-appointed attorney and court fees and (2) whether the court of appeals had jurisdiction to hear Harrellís appeal.
The first argument begins at 9 a.m. in the courtroom in Austin. Each side will have 20 minutes for argument.
This advisory serves only as an abbreviated guide to oral argument. Summaries are prepared by the Courtís staff attorney for public information and reflect his judgment alone on facts and legal issues and in no way represent the Courtís opinion about case merits.
Texas Supreme Court advisory
Contact: Osler McCarthy,
Staff Attorney for Public Information
(512) 463.1441 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org