In this preface George W. Paschal provides an explanation of how the publication of Vol. 25 was delayed by the Civil War. He also gives an overview of the various people who collected and published Texas court decisions before, during, and after the war.
After Texas ceased publication of its "official" reporters (Texas Reports on the civil side and Texas Criminal Reports for criminal cases) what, then, is the "official" version of a Texas Supreme Court or Court of Criminal Appeals decision today?
Originally published in the Texas Business Journal, this article looks at the precedential value of cases decided during and after the Civil War including cases heard by the Texas Supreme Court operating under the Confederate government, the "Presidential Reconstruction" Court, the "Military Court," and the "Semicolon Court."
This article discusses Texas's highest court during the 16 year period of 1866-1882, covering: the Presidential Reconstruction Court (1866-1867), the Military Court (1867-1870), the "Semicolon Court" (1870-1873), and the Roberts-Gould Court (1874-1882).
A discussion of James Dallam and his groundbreaking efforts in publishing a digest of the first four years of decisions issued by the Court which remains one of the most significant contributions of any official reporter in Texas jurisprudential history.