When is an appeal “expedited” in Texas?

Texas statutes require certain appeals to be expedited in the court of appeals. For example, an appeal of a trial court’s order on an anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss is expedited. See Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code section 27.008. An appeal that is “accelerated” may or may not be “expedited.” Likewise an appeal that is “expedited” may or may not be “accelerated.”

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