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HARDY v. STATE OF TEXAS, 01-0779

After initiation of forfeiture proceedings, petitioners had to show that machines at issue were not gambling devices. "Eight-liners" do not meet the Penal Code section 47.01(4)(B) exclusion and were subject to forfeiture or destruction as gambling devices.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/03/2003
  • Published 04/03/2003

Judges

  • Justice JEFFERSON delivered the opinion of the Court.

Court

  • Supreme Court of Texas

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Barry K. Bishop,Marnie Ann McCormick, Clark Thomas & Winters, Austin, for Petitioners.

  • For Appellees:
  • Idolina Garcia, William F. Lewis, Jr., Office of the Attorney General, Howard G. Baldwin, First Assistant Attorney General of Texas, Michael T. McCaul, Executive Assistant Attorney General, Julie Caruthers Parsley, Office of the Solicitor General of Texas, Austin, Stuart Michael Madison, Bill J. Moore, Assistant County Attorneys, Cleburne, John Cornyn, United States Senate, Washington, DC, for Respondent.
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