I started the Supreme Court of Texas Blog (@scotxblog) in December 2007, immediately after leaving Texas's Office of the Solicitor General. Although I had been reading blogs such as How Appealing and SCOTUSblog for years, my legal employers had not permitted blogging.
That experience, however, had given me a good working knowledge of the Texas Supreme Court. During my time at OSG, I was following the docket very closely on a broad range of issues. I also developed, on my own time, some computerized tools to help track pending cases and identify those on the so-called "submarine docket."
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