Texas Supreme Court Can Now Issue Emergency Orders After Governor's Declaration
After Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster across Texas on Friday, lawyers should expect to see emergency orders coming from the Texas Supreme Court, designed to assist courts with responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Texas Supreme Court gained the authority to issue emergency orders to respond to COVID-19, after Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday declared a state of emergency across Texas.
Abbott’s declaration said that coronavirus presents an imminent threat of disaster, and that by proclaiming a state of disaster, all resources of the state government and its political subdivisions will be used to cope with the illness.