Supreme Court to hear arguments in Amarillo

The Supreme Court of Texas will hear two oral arguments in Amarillo on Nov. 10, 2010, as part of the Amarillo Area Bar Association's 100th anniversary.

The arguments will begin at 9:00 am at the Globe-News Center, and are viewable by live webcast.

The Court will hear arguments on whether a tax-lien must be pleaded as an affirmative defense (Genesis Tax Loan Services Inc. et al. v. Kody and Janet Kothmann - No. 09-0828) and whether wrongful-conviction compensation should be calculated for prison time spent because of parole revocation spurred by wrongful conviction (In re Billy James Smith - No. 10-0048).