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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.
This dissertation is a biography of George W. Paschal, a Texas lawyer and prolific collector and organizer of Texas statutory law and case law during the Civil War era. Chapter 3 discusses Paschal's Digests in depth.
The first volume in the Taming Texas book series, this title shows how the state’s court system fits into the larger picture of Texas history: its roots, heroes, growing pains, and milestones, from the days of early Spanish colonization to the present.
This book by Marian Boner, former Head Librarian of the Texas State Law Library, provides an overview of valuable sources of information related to Texas legal history. Both primary and secondary sources are addressed.
A comprehensive analysis of the law in Texas, surveying the legislative, as well as the judicial heritage that confronted problems of land, water, crime and industrial revolution amid an agricultural and ranching economy.