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Historical Texas Cases: Texas Supreme Court

This legal research guide provides information on both official and unofficial case reporters from throughout Texas's history.

Brief History of the Supreme Court of Texas

The Supreme Court of the Republic decided no cases until 1840.

The Congress of the Republic of Texas passed legislation implementing the constitutional mandate for a supreme court on December 15, 1836. The following day, a chief justice and four associate judges were elected. Yet, it was not until 1840 that the Supreme Court of the Republic of Texas held its first session.

Case Reporters for the Supreme Court of Texas

*Notes in this research guide were derived from the resources listed on the historical resources tab of this guide and The Greenbook: Texas Rules of Form, 14th edition.

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