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PRINE, ALVIN WESLEY

11/09/2016

1. "When the record is silent as to defense counsel's reasons for calling witnesses in support of jury-ordered probation, has the presumption of reasonable strategy been rebutted?" 2. "If the reasonableness presumption was rebutted, did defense counsel render ineffective assistance in calling wit...

BOHANNAN, MICHAEL WAYNE

11/02/2016

"Can a conviction for violating a civil commitment order be upheld when the underlying commitment order has been reversed on appeal?"

WILLIAMS, JUSTIN TIRRELL

11/02/2016

1. "This ground of review assumes that a separate $5 court cost for releasing a defendant from jail is appropriate. The Court of Appeals upheld the trial court's assessment of a $5 cost for 'release' because the defendant was 'released' to prison. Did the Court of Appeals err in affirming the ass...

ELROD, GORDON HEATH

10/19/2016

"After an informant details an ongoing criminal enterprise and leads the police to her potential co-conspirators, can a magistrate find that her tip establishes a 'fair probability' that evidence of the crime will be found where she suggests?"

HOPPER, STEPHEN HENRY

10/19/2016

Appellant's:"The court of appeals erred in finding the twenty-year, post-indictment delay was not a speedy trial violation where the State intentionally declined to bring the appellant from a prison in Nebraska because, according to office policy, filing a detainer fulfilled the State's legal dut...

JARREAU, JAMES BURKE

10/19/2016

"When the charging instrument alleges that the defendant delivered a named dangerous drug, must the State, upon request, also specify whether it is a device or a drug, as included in the definition of dangerous drug?"

BOLLES, MARK EDWARD

10/05/2016

1. "The Thirteenth Court of Appeals erred in concluding that the image of a toddler with her genitals exposed, without any discernable reason for the exposure other than to arouse or offend the viewer, did not amount to a 'lewd exhibition of the genitals' for purposes of the offense of Possession...

VILLA, JAIME

10/05/2016

"The Court of Appeals failed to properly apply the appropriate legal-sufficiency standard of review and instead employed the long-disavowed divide-and-conquer approach in its sufficiency-of-evidence analysis, and, within such divide-and-conquer approach, further failed to afford appropriate defer...