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RITCHERSON, KAITLYN

05/03/2017

"The court of appeals failed to apply this Court's decision in Saunders v. State, 840 S.W.2d 390 (Tex.Cr.App. 1992) in determining that petitioner was not entitled to a lesser-included charge on manslaughter when the jury could reasonably have interpreted petitioner's mens rea as recklessness abo...

FORD, KIMBERLY

01/25/2017

"Whether a shopper's concealing merchandise inside her purse in a shopping cart gives rise to probable cause to arrest her for theft?" "Whether a Suspect's innocent but unverifiable explanation for otherwise highly suspicious conduct negates probable cause? In particular, whether a shopper's c...

RAMIREZ-TAMAYO, ELVIS ELVIS

01/25/2017

"The court of appeals ignored the law governing the review of suppression rulings by, inter alia, considering the circumstances in isolation, focusing on their innocent nature, and generally failing to defer to the fact-finder." "Under what circumstances is a reviewing court permitted to ignor...

LEE, RONALD EARL, JR.

01/11/2017

"The 11th Court of Appeals panel erred by not addressing Appellant's argument in Appellant's Issue Number Two that evidence of an act committed in another state which did not violate a Texas penal law at the time of its commission, did not provide sufficient evidence to fulfil the statutory requi...

MOORE, HAROLD MICHAEL

12/07/2016

"Did the Second Court of Appeals err in misapplying the Jackson v. Virginia legal sufficiency standard by holding evidence the Appellant was intoxicated, caused a wreck with a stationary occupied vehicle, and disregarded a red light was legally insufficient to support a finding the Appellant's ...

CAHILL, DAVID WAYNE

11/09/2016

"Is a theory of law offered to prove a violation of the Interstate Agreement on Detainers Act timely presented if made for the first time in a motion for new trial?" "Is a county employee who retrieves the prosecuting officer's mail its agent for service of an inmate's request for trial under ...

PRINE, ALVIN WESLEY

11/09/2016

"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?" "If the reasonableness presumption was rebutted, did defense counsel render ineffective assistance in calling witnes...

WILLIAMS, JUSTIN TIRRELL

11/02/2016

"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 asse...