General Order 1707 Transferring Beaumont, Lufkin and Tyler Criminal Case Defendants was signed by Chief Judge Clark earlier this week. It transfers certain criminal cases from his docket to Judge Heartfield’s. 17-07
GO-17-06, the General Order Adopting the Collateral Forfeiture Schedule for the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Eastern District of Texas was adopted on April 3, 2017, and supersedes G.O. 09-11. G.O. 17-06
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas is accepting applications for the position of Pro Se Law Clerk. The continuation of this position is subject to the annual allocation of pro se law clerk positions issued by the Administrative Office. The duty station for this position is in the Tyler office. Check the employment section of the court’s website for additional information regarding the posting.
Effective April 1, 2017, Sherman Division criminal cases will be reassigned/assigned as follows:
Cases assigned to U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone will be referred to Magistrate Judge Christine A. Nowak.
Cases assigned to U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant will be referred to Magistrate Judge Kimberly C. Priest Johnson.
Five cases are exempted from the reassignment of cases. They are:
1. USA v. Jose Victor Hernandez-Cuellar, 4:16cr111-ALM-CAN
2. USA v. Jessie Jerome Jorden, et al., 4:16cr73-ALM-CAN
3. USA v. Anthony John Yanis, et al., 4:16cr128-MAC-KPJ
4. USA v. Salvador Parrish Rodriguez-Pulido, et al., 4:16cr34-MAC-KPJ
5. USA v. Ryan Lee Hastings, 4:16cr89-MAC-KPJ
It would take more time than I have available to reproduce and analyze all the briefing and amici filed in the TC Heartland case that’s being argued before the Supreme Court later this month, but I did want to mention one filed today by Ericsson, Allergan and Traxxas. The reason is that it provides really good current statistics on the district, including win rates, affirmance rates, and so forth, as well as a reference to the recent EDTX-free “Slowpoke Report. (And major bonus points for using “grouse” as a verb). The brief (attached) is also a good example of
Chief Judge Clark entered G.O. 17-04 on Friday updating the membership of the Court Security Committee. 17-04
The Smith County Bar Association is one of the state’s oldest, having celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2008. Tomorrow is is hosting five hours of live, local CLE in the jury room of the Steger courthouse in downtown Tyler.
Now you can’t attend, but that’s only because it sold out weeks ago – otherwise they’d love to see you. As I’ve posted on previously, I’m moderating the panel on conflicts and joining the panel on federal & local civil procedure with Wes Hill, Judge Rodney Gilstrap and Judge Trey Schroeder, and am really looking forward to both. (Okay, not so much on the conflicts, but we’ll get through it).
For a complete agenda for this program that you can’t attend, click here. I will be sure to tell you later how great it was.
The 2017 Biennial Criminal Bench Bar Conference for the Eastern District of Texas will be held on Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10, 2017 at The Center for American and International Law (CAIL), 5201 Democracy Drive, Plano, Texas.
For more information, including registration, click here.
G.O. 17-03 was recently issued by Judge Clark, and provides the standard conditions of supervision for persons placed on probation or supervised release. 17-03