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BOLLES, MARK EDWARD

10/05/2016

"The Thirteenth Court of Appeals erred in concluding that the image of a toddler with her genitals exposed, without any discernable reason for the exposure other than to arouse or offend the viewer, did not amount to a 'lewd exhibition of the genitals' for purposes of the offense of Possession ...

BURNETT, BURT LEE

09/28/2016

"Did the court of appeals misapply this Court's decision in Ouellette v. State in determining that the inclusion of the full statutory definition of intoxication in a jury charge constitutes harmful error?"

PRICHARD, ROBERT MONTE

09/28/2016

"Is a 'deadly weapon' finding appropriate when the only thing injured or killed is a pit bull rather than a human being?"

LEAX, JEROMY JOHN

09/21/2016

"Whether Section 33.021 of the Texas Penal Code is a content-based restriction."

ARIZMENDI, ROSA ELENA

09/14/2016

"Was Appellee entitled to a new trial, as both lower courts held, when she waived the right to seek a new trial and presented no valid legal claim supported by new evidence not previously available or discoverable with due diligence?"

ASH, ANDRE JAMMAR

09/14/2016

"The Waco Court of Appeals erred in holding, without formal charges, an accomplice witness can only be classified as a matter of fact and cannot be an accomplice as a matter of law."

EX PARTE PETE, ANDREW

09/14/2016

"A mistrial and a new trial are largely 'functionally indistinguishable.' Here, the jury reached lawful guilty verdicts, but error tainted the punishment phase after the jury saw Appellant in shackles. Under these facts, a trial court granting a new trial must grant the new trial only as to punis...

INGRAM, EX PARTE ADAM WAYNE

08/24/2016

"Whether the Fourth Court of Appeals erred by failing to recognize and apply the analysis of the United States Supreme Court and this Court's past rulings under the First, Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the Dormant Commerce Clause, and Article 1 ยง 19 of the Texas...