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WATERS, AMANDA

10/25/2017

“Whether this Court should explicitly overrule Tarver and the concept of state collateral estoppel since collateral estoppel should not bar the State from prosecuting a criminal offense following to an adverse finding at a probation revocation hearing.”

BEHAM, RODERICK

10/04/2017

1.  “Is expert opinion testimony that a defendant holds himself out as a gang member—without proof he is one—relevant to sentencing?” 2.  “In assessing harm, did the court of appeals err in failing to isolate the opinion testimony from the properly admitted photographs on which that opinion was ...

LANG, TERRI REGINA

10/04/2017

1. “May this Court adhere to a rule that refuses to allow the consideration of legislative history to interpret a statute unless the statute is ambiguous, when the Legislature states that legislative history may be considered whether or not a statute is ambiguous?” a. “Must Boykin v. State, 818 ...

WHITE, BRIAN JASON

09/27/2017

“Whether the Proponent of Evidence at Trial has the Burden of Showing Statutory Compliance in Response to an Objection under Article 38.23 (The Texas Exclusionary Rule).”

ETTE, EDDIE OFFIONG

09/13/2017

“The court of appeals erred in affirming a fine included in the judgment which had not been orally pronounced by the trial court at sentencing.”

GARCIA, JOEL

09/13/2017

1. “The court of appeals erred by applying a de novo standard of review to the trial court’s granting of Appellee’s motion to suppress evidence, failing to give ‘almost total deference’ to the trial court’s findings of fact to support its conclusion that no exigent circumstances existed.” 2. “Th...

MARKS, WILLIAM

1.  “Whether the court of appeals failed to apply the tolling provisions of Texas Code of Criminal Procedure article 12.05(b), in conflict with this Court’s decision in Hernandez v. State, 127 S.W.3d 768 (Tex. Crim. App. 2004).” 2.  “Whether the court of appeals’ harmless error analysis under Te...

RAE, RUSSELL BOYD,

09/13/2017

“Did the Court of Appeals err in finding that the prior conviction for operating a watercraft while intoxicated was a final conviction?”