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JOHNSON, DONDRE

05/03/2017

"In determining whether the evidence is legally sufficient to support the jury's verdicts, the court of appeals failed to measure the evidence, as the court interpreted the evidence, against a hypothetically correct jury charge that included, as the dissent pointed out, a full parties charge an...

INGERSON, FRED

04/26/2017

"In a capital case, did the two-justice panel fail to defer to the verdict, apply defunct sufficiency standards, and ignore inculpatory evidence when Appellant was the last person with the victims, had been rejected by them, fled the scene, had a .38—the likely weapon—had a .38 under his car seat...

JACOBS, JOSHUA

04/12/2017

"Is it constitutional error to prevent defense counsel from asking a question during voir dire that could give rise to a valid challenge for cause?"

HERNANDEZ, GEOVANY

03/29/2017

"Does the improved shoulder of a road include the 'fog line?'" "Alternatively, because the issue whether the improved shoulder includes the 'fog line' is unsettled, is there reasonable suspicion of a violation of driving on the improved shoulder when a driver drives on the 'fog line' but does ...

HERNANDEZ, LUIS MIGUEL

03/08/2017

"Is the 'right' not to be subjected to improper jury argument forfeitable?" "Is there a word so inflammatory that its mere mention in closing arguments incurably taints the entire trial?"

BECK, CLINTON DAVID

02/15/2017

"The Court of Appeals held that Mr. Beck had forfeited his right to challenge on habeas review the constitutionality of Texas Penal Code Section 21.12(a)(3), the statute of conviction, because he did not raise the issue at trial or on appeal. In dicta, the lower court implied that if the issue ha...

BALKISSOON, KEITH

01/25/2017

"Did the court of appeals err in finding exigent circumstances existed?"  "Can law enforcement create their own exigent circumstances?"

BURCH, DAN

01/25/2017

"The Ninth Court of Appeals misapplied the standard set forth in Riley v. State, 378 S.W.3d 453 (Tex. Crim. App. 2012), when it ignored the trial court's ability to disbelieve the affidavits provided in support of the appellant's motion for new trial and concluded the appellant established he w...