University of Texas, Tarlton Law Library

Guide to the Emilio M. Garza Papers, 1991-2012



Collection Summary

Creator: Garza, Emilio Miller, b. 1947
Title: Emilio M. Garza Papers
Dates: 1991-2015
Abstract: Case files, opinions, and research materials compiled during Emilio M. Garza's time as a Justice on the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, from 1992 to his retirement in 2015.
Size: 5.84 linear feet (14 boxes).
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin,
727 E. Dean Keeton St., Austin, TX 78705-3224, (512) 471-7263

Historical Background

Emilio Garza (August 1, 1947) served as a judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Garza graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1969, and completed an MA there in 1970. He served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1970 to 1973 and earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Texas School of Law in 1976. After graduation, Garza joined the San Antonio law firm of Clemens, Spencer, Welmaker and Fink. In 1988 President Ronald Reagan appointed Garza to the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas in 1988, to fill the seat vacated by William S. Sessions. Garza served from his appointment in 1988 until 1991 when George W. Bush nominated him to a seat on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated by Thomas Morrow Reavley. Judge Garza assumed senior status in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on August 1, 2012 and retired on January 5, 2015. Judge Garza was shortlisted in 1991 as a potential nominee to the United States Supreme Court, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Thurgood Marshall. That seat ultimately went to Clarence Thomas.


Contents of the Collection

Materials include case files, opinions and research materials used in cases before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals between 1992 and 2015. The court is based in the John Minor Wisdom United States Court of Appeals Building in New Orleans, Louisiana. During and following Hurricane Katrina striking New Orleans on August 29, 2005, the court temporarily relocated its operations to Houston, with subsidiary operations in Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. This collection includes case files from the displaced court.


Arrangement of the Collection

The case files are ordered by case number as assigned by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which roughly corresponds to chronological order. The research files have been kept in Judge Garza’s original order, which is chronological rather than numerical case order.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

The collection and any reproductions of the collection are made available for the purposes of private study, scholarship, and research only.

Tarlton Law Library does not hold the copyright to the materials, unless it has been transferred to the library by the creator. It is the researcher's responsibility to determine the copyright status and to obtain permission from the copyright holder before publishing any materials from the collection.

Some collections may contain sensitive or confidential information protected under federal and state privacy laws. The researchers are encouraged to report any such information to staff.

The University of Texas at Austin is not responsible for violations of intellectual property rights and any other laws or for liability to any person for defamation or invasion of privacy that result from unauthorized use of the collection by the researcher.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Garza, Emilio M., b. 1947
Subjects
United States. Court of Appeals (5th Circuit)
Capital punishment--Texas
Death penalty--Texas

Related Material

For related materials and comprehensive case files, see the United States Court of Appeals of the Fifth Circuit Opinions Database and the Archives of the United States Department of Justice.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Emilio M. Garza Papers, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the Tarlton Law Library in 2016 by Emilio M. Garza.

Processing Information

Processed by Kate Roden, Fall 2016.


Emilio Garza 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Case Files, 1991 – 2012

box folder
1 1 No. 00-10197
2 No. 00-10224
3 No. 00-10433
4 No. 00-10854
5 No. 00-20021
6 No. 00-20255
7 No. 00-20296
8 No. 00-20988
9 No. 00-30810
10 No. 00-31437
11 No. 00-40252
12 No. 00-40411
13 No. 00-40496
14 No. 00-40526
15 No. 00-50256
16 No. 00-50406
17 No. 00-50512
18 No. 00-50710
19 No. 00-50985
20 No. 00-51138
21 No. 00-51242
22 No. 00-51265
23 No. 00-60013
24 N0. 00-60044
25 No. 00-60150
26 No. 00-60434
27 No. 00-60569
box folder
2 1 No. 01-10151
2 No. 01-10263
3 No. 01-20102
4 No. 01-10468
5 No. 01-11380
6 No. 01-20152
7 No. 01-20201
8 No. 01-20950
9 No. 01-31231
10 No. 01-31251
11 No. 01-31255
12 No. 01-40151
13 No. 01-40467
14 No. 01-40633
15 No. 01-40808
16 No. 01-40851
17 No. 01-40961
18 No. 01-41222
19 No. 01-50107
20 No. 01-50292
21 No. 01-50409
22 No. 01-51185
23 No. 01-51205
24 No. 01-60408
25 No. 01-60423
26 No. 01-60480
27 No. 01-60573
28 No. 01-60804
29 No. 01-60894
30 No. 01-60913
31 No. 02-10005
32 No. 02-10929
33 No. 02-20116
34 No. 02-20174
35 No. 02-21010
36 No. 02-21149
37 No. 02-30090
38 No. 02-30739
39 No. 02-40056
40 No. 02-40698
41 No. 02-41357
42 No. 02-50002
43 No. 02-50691
44 No. 02-50959
45 No. 02-60736
box folder
3 1 No. 03-10178
2 No. 03-10956
3 No. 03-11156
4 No. 03-20577
5 No. 03-20848
6 No. 03-20884
7 No. 03-21034
8 No. 03-21197
9 No. 03-30010
10 No. 03-30161
11 No. 03-30243
12 No. 03-30916
13 No. 03-31118
14 No. 03-31172
15 No. 03-40421
16 No. 03-40961
17 No. 03-40977
18 No. 03-50005
19 No. 03-50268
20 No. 03-50985
21 No. 03-51378
22 No. 03-60455
23 No. 04-10001
24 No. 04-10030
25 No. 04-10468
26 No. 04-10631
27 No. 04-10914
28 No. 04-11420
29 No. 04-20301
30 No. 04-20493
31 No. 04-20589
32 No. 04-20637
33 No. 04-20982
34 No. 04-30185 and No. 05-30668
35 No. 04-30486
36 No. 04-30911
37 No. 04-30986
38 No. 04-31199
39 No. 04-40569
40 No. 04-40600
41 No. 04-40660
42 No. 04-40962
43 No. 04-41748
box folder
4 1 No. 04-50080
2 No. 04-50280
3 No. 04- 50649
4 No. 04-50732
5 No. 04-60375
6 No. 04-60692
7 No. 04-61100
8 No. 04-60729
9 No. 05-10238
10 No. 05-10261
11 No. 05-11094
12 No. 05-11273
13 No. 05-11445
14 No. 05-20123
15 No. 05-20493
16 No. 05-20549
17 No. 05-20603
18 No. 05-21015
19 No. 05-30003
20 No. 05-30090
21 No. 05-30132
22 No. 05-30197
23 No. 05-30222
24 No. 05-30219
25 No. 05-30541
26 No. 05-30536
27 No. 05-30543
28 No. 05-30671
29 No. 05-30956
30 No. 05-40252
31 No. 05-40500
32 No. 05-40936
33 No. 05-50707
34 No. 05-51064
35 No. 05-51100
36 No. 05-51772
37 No. 05-60406
38 No. 05-61087
39 No. 05-60661
40 No. 05-61168
box folder
5 1 No. 06-10210
2 No. 06-11198
3 No. 06-11351 and 07-10104
4 No. 06-11407
5 No. 06-20193
6 No. 06-20401
7 No. 06-20807
8 No. 06-30014
9 No. 06-30570
10 No. 06-30655
11 No. 06-30672
12 No. 06-30672
13 No. 06-31142
14 No. 06-40467
15 No. 06-41153
16 No. 06-41232
17 No. 06-41749
18 No. 06-50490
19 No. 06-50991
20 No. 06-51386
21 No. 06-60871
22 No. 06-61159
23 No. 07-10422
24 No. 07-10952
25 No. 07-11134
26 No. 07-20012
27 No. 07-20051
28 No. 07-20296
29 No. 07-20516
30 No. 07-20552
31 No. 07-30173
32 No. 07-30728
33 No. 07-30813
34 No. 07-30981
35 No. 07-31008
36 No. 07-31061
37 No. 07-31138
38 No. 07-40651
39 No. 07-40861
40 No. 07-40954
41 No. 07-50170
42 No. 07-50375
43 No. 07-50375
44 No. 07-51229
box folder
6 1 No. 07-60379
2 No. 07-60861
3 No. 07-60900
4 No. 07-70023
5 No. 08-10144
6 No. 08-10381
7 No. 08-10494
8 No. 08-10521
9 No. 08-10521 copy 2
10 No. 08-10603
11 No. 08-10604
12 No. 08-10831
13 No. 08-11165
14 No. 08-20152
15 No. 08-20269
16 No. 08-20665
17 No. 08-20772
18 No. 08-20827
19 No. 08-30693
20 No. 08-40713
21 No. 08-40713
22 No. 08-40624
23 No. 08-41008
24 No. 08-50354 and 08-50357, 08-50358, 08-50359, 08-50360
25 No. 08-50439
26 No. 08-50913
27 No. 08-50989
28 No. 08-51119
29 No. 08-60075
30 No. 08-60242
31 No. 08-60620
32 No. 08-61060
33 No. 08-61060
34 No. 08-61098
box folder
7 1 No. 09-10416
2 No. 09-10875
3 No. 09-11063
4 No. 09-11106
5 No. 09-20074
6 No. 09-20098
7 No. 09-20131
8 No. 09-20624
9 No. 09-20750
10 No. 09-30044
11 No. 09-30492
12 No. 09-30499
13 No. 09-30660
14 No. 09-30794
15 No. 09-30870
16 No. 09-40498
17 No. 09-40498 copy 2
18 No. 09-40892
19 No. 09-40896
20 No. 09-40948
21 No. 09-41238
22 No. 09-50067
23 No. 09-50157
24 No. 09-50671
25 No. 09-50724
26 No. 09-50822
27 No. 09-50822
28 No. 09-60182
29 No. 09-60312
30 No. 09-60396
31 No. 09-60896
32 No. 09-60937
box folder
8 1 No. 10-20023
2 No. 10-20638
3 No. 10-20670
4 No. 10-30192
5 No. 10-30318
6 No. 10-31169
7 No. 10-40119
8 No. 10-40203
9 No. 10-41310
10 No. 10-50413
11 No. 10-50845
12 No. 10-51136
13 No. 10-60266
14 No. 10-60350
15 No. 10-60921
16 No. 10-70031
17 No. 10-10008
18 No. 11-51205
19 No. 11-20803
20 No. 11-30038
21 No. 11-30050
22 No. 11-30112
23 No. 11-30158
24 No. 11-30387
25 No. 11-30414
26 No. 11-30607
27 No. 11-31030
28 No. 11-31134
29 No. 11-40142
30 No. 11-40317
31 No. 11-40789
32 No. 11-41109
33 No. 11-50861
34 No. 11-50185
35 No. 11-60044
36 No. 11-60458
37 No. 11-60728
box folder
9 1 No. 12-10416
2 No. 12-10525
3 No. 12-10525 copy 2
4 No. 12-10760
5 No. 12-11120
6 No. 12-20648
7 No. 12-30010
8 No. 12-30340
9 No. 12-30890
10 No. 12-31268
11 No. 12-50500
12 No. 12-60512
13 No. 12-60754
14 No. 12-60757
15 No. 13-10171
16 No. 13-20384
17 No. 13-30095
18 No. 13-30217
19 No. 13-30739
20 No. 13-30770
21 No. 13-40317
22 No. 13-40927
23 No. 13-50459
box folder
10 1 No. 91-1027
2 No. 96-40569
3 No. 97-10532
4 No. 97-11327
5 No. 97-20418
6 No. 97-20517
7 No. 97-21014
8 No. 97-40429
9 No. 97-41553
10 No. 97-50663
11 No. 97-50508
12 No. 98-10894
13 No. 98-11066
14 No. 98-11341
15 No. 98-20375
16 No. 98-20369
17 No. 98-20437
18 No. 98-21154
19 No. 98-41434
20 No. 98-41565
21 No. 98-41597
22 No. 98-50062
23 No. 98-50212
24 No. 98-50874
25 No. 98-60786
box folder
11 1 No. 99-10402
2 No. 99-10768
3 No. 99-11010
4 No. 99-11038
5 No. 99-11290
6 No. 99-20483
7 No. 99-21038
8 No. 99-30314
9 No. 99-30933
10 No. 99-30973
11 No. 99-31178
12 No. 99-31189
13 No. 99-40154
14 No. 99-40924
15 No. 99-41027
16 No. 99-50054
17 No. 99-50485
18 No. 99-50669
19 No. 99-50911
20 No. 99-51127
21 No. 99-60008
22 No. 99-60769
box folder
12 1 No. 03-20508
2 No. 03-41425
3 No. 03-41425
4 No. 04-70011
5 No. 05-70032
6 No. 05-70032
7 No. 05-70037
8 No. 06-70036
9 No. 07-70023
10 No. 08-70043
11 No. 08-70048
12 No. 08-70048 copy 2
13 No. 99-50099
box folder
13 1 9/3/1991
2 1/6/1992
3 3/9/1992
4 5/28/1992
5 7/23/1992
6 11/25/1992
7 11/30/1992
8 3/2/1993
9 5/19/1993
10 5/21/1993
11 9/15/1993
12 10/21/1993
13 1/3/1994
14 1/31/1994
15 4/5/1994
16 5/2/1994
17 7/11/1994
18 10/3/2014
19 10/31/1994
20 12/2/1994
box folder
14 1 1/3/1995
2 2/6/1995
3 4/3/1995
4 5/1/1995
5 8/7/1995
6 9/18/1995
7 11/6/1995
8 1/2/1996
9 2/5/1996
10 10/15/1996
11 11/3/1996
12 8/2/1996
13 2/3/1997
14 4/1/1997
15 4/21/1997
16 7/31/1997
17 8/2/1997