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SPA's Ex parte Jones PDR
Attorney General's Amicus in Support of SPA's Motion for Rehearing in Ex parte Jones, 12-17-00346-CR
SPA's Morton Amicus in the Tenth Court of Appeals
Protect Your Conviction - 2018 TDCAA Crimes Against Children Conference (revised for web posting)
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 Brief Defending "Revenge Porn" Statute from First Amendment Challenge
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Statutory Construction Update, 2016-2017 Term For the 85th Texas Legislature
2017 Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals, The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, May 10-12, 2017