Essay | GOVT 2306 | Houston Community College
In his majority opinion, Chief Justice Hecht said that the court’s reasoning in the case was based on an interpretation of Texas law and public policy considerations. He also emphasized that “due process of law is paramount” when it comes to legal decisions.
A concurring opinion is a form of opinion issued by one or more judges who agree with the substance of the decision but disagree with some aspect of its reasoning. In her concurring opinion in this case, Justice Guzman argued that while she agreed with the outcome reached by Chief Justice Hecht’s opinion, she disagreed with aspects of his rationale and provided an alternate approach to resolving the issue at hand.