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EX PARTE MACIAS, HECTOR

06/28/2017

“The Eighth Court’s holding that rule 25.2(g)’s jurisdictional bar does not apply to deprive a trial court of jurisdiction pending issuance of the mandate on a State’s interlocutory appeal–the basis of the Eighth Court’s ultimate conclusion that Macias’s premandate trial was improperly terminated...

HUDGINS, COBY RAY

05/24/2017

"Is it error to declare trial counsel ineffective for failing to investigate and present evidence when, at the motion for new trial hearing, Appellant presented no evidence demonstrating that the investigation and additional evidence would have been beneficial?"

CORTEZ, JOSE LUIS

05/03/2017

"Does the improved shoulder of a highway begin at the inside edge of the 'fog line,' the outside edge, or somewhere in between?"

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...

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...

HERNANDEZ, TEODORO

02/01/2017

"Is the evidence sufficient to prove aggravated assault with a deadly weapon when the State proves the offense alleged in the indictment, but there is a variance between the pleadings and proof as to the specific deadly weapon?" "If, in the course of single criminal episode, Appellant assaults...

OWINGS, RICHARD CHARLES, JR.

02/01/2017

"The trial court's failure to require an election by the State should not have resulted in a reversal when the testimony regarding multiple incidents of abuse was admissible, the descriptions of each incident were essentially the same, the jury was charged on only one offense, and the appellant's...