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LEE, JOHN

11/15/2017

1. “The Court of Appeals decided an important question of state law in a way that conflicts with applicable decisions of the Court of Criminal Appeals when it found the State’s opening argument to constitute error.” 2. “The Court of Appeals decided an important question of state law in a way tha...

RAMJATTANSINGH, JASON

11/15/2017

1. “Does the filing of a charging instrument containing non-statutory language prohibit the appellate court from considering the hypothetically correct jury charge in a sufficiency review?” 2. “Did the First Court of Appeals sit as a thirteenth juror when holding that a two-hour interval between...

CARTER, DOUGLAS

11/08/2017

“Did the court of appeals err in holding that Section 133.102(a)(1) of the Texas Local Government Code by which the ‘consolidated court cost’ was assessed is not facially unconstitutional?”

RHOMER, WILLIAM

11/08/2017

(1) “Did the appellate court, in affirming the trial court’s decision to admit the police officer’s expert testimony despite the officer acknowledging he had no requisite qualifications in motorcycle accident reconstruction, violate Texas Rule of Evidence 702?” (2) “In relying on Nenno, instead ...

EX PARTE GARCIA, SAMUEL OSVALDO

11/01/2017

“Is a claim that counsel misadvised a defendant about the deportation consequences associated with a guilty plea cognizable on habeas despite Ex parte De Los Reyes’ holding that Padilla does not apply retroactively on habeas?”

FRASER, MARIAN

11/01/2017

“Can the felonies of reckless or criminally negligent injury to a child or reckless or criminally negligent child endangerment underlie a felony-murder conviction when the act underlying the felony and the act clearly dangerous to human life are one and the same?”

HANSON, CRISPEN

11/01/2017

1. “Where, regardless of whether the shock-probation order was ‘original’ or ‘amended,’ because it is a type of order identified as appealable under the plain language of article 44.01, and because the State’s notice of appeal was filed within 20 days from the amended order’s entry, the Eighth Co...

LACKEY, KELSEY

11/01/2017

“Did Appellant voluntarily, knowingly and intelligently waive his right of appeal by signing a boilerplate waiver?”