OSPA Offers Practically Free Traffic-Stop Training for Rural Law Enforcement

Assistant State Prosecuting Attorney John R. Messinger will conduct a 4-hour presentation covering 4th Amendment issues with a focus on traffic stops. Read more...

Disclaimer: The legal authorities cited in these papers was current as of the date of their distribution or publication. Because the law is in a continuous state of change, attorneys should exercise due diligence by checking the currentness and completeness of governing legal authorities (i.e., Shepardizing and Keyciting) and applicable statewide and local rules of appellate procedure.

Ex parte Jones: SPA's Motion for Rehearing

Other
05/08/2018

SPA's Motion for Rehearing on the Constitutionality of Texas' "Revenge Porn" Statute in Ex parte Jones 

AG's Amicus in Support of SPA's Motion for Rehearing

Other
05/08/2018

Attorney General's Amicus in Support of SPA's Motion for Rehearing in Ex parte Jones, 12-17-00346-CR 

SPA's Morton Act Amicus

Other
05/04/2018

SPA's Morton Amicus in the Tenth Court of Appeals 

SPA's Strict Textualist Position

Other
01/31/2018

Strict textualism achieves certainty, fairness, and proper governance; non-textualism, on the other hand, promotes anarchy through an arbitrary and unpredictable selection among a constellation of extra-textual factors that can never parallel the legitimacy of the statute itself.

Ellis, No. 10-17-00047-CR, Amicus

Other
12/29/2017

Ellis, No. 10-17-00047-CR, Amicus Brief Defending "Revenge Porn" Statute from First Amendment Challenge

85th Legislature Statutory Construction Cases Update

Other
08/09/2017

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Statutory Construction Update, 2016-2017 Term For the 85th Texas Legislature

Courting the Court: Petitions for Discretionary Review

Conference / CLE
05/11/2017

2017 Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals, The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, May 10-12, 2017

Petitions for Discretionary Review: Strategies and Pending Issues (Powerpoint)

Conference / CLE
05/11/2017

2017 Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals, The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, May 10-12, 2017