Texas Supreme Court Can Now Issue Emergency Orders After Governor's Declaration

2020-03-16

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.

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Read the Supreme Court Order here.

Posted by: Pat Monks