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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?”

ARROYO, DAVID

10/25/2017

1.  “In light of significant statutory changes, does Nelson v. State have continued validity when interpreting § 21.11 of the Texas Penal Code?” 2.  “Under § 21.11 of the Texas Penal Code, what is a ‘breast’?”

WATERS, AMANDA

10/25/2017

“Whether this Court should explicitly overrule Tarver and the concept of state collateral estoppel since collateral estoppel should not bar the State from prosecuting a criminal offense following to an adverse finding at a probation revocation hearing.”

BOYETT, CRYSTAL

10/18/2017

“The court of appeals erred in affirming the trial court's judgment because the evidence presented at trial was sufficient to satisfy the statutory standard of ‘some evidence’ necessary to require a ‘formal competency hearing.’”  

BEHAM, RODERICK

10/04/2017

1.  “Is expert opinion testimony that a defendant holds himself out as a gang member—without proof he is one—relevant to sentencing?” 2.  “In assessing harm, did the court of appeals err in failing to isolate the opinion testimony from the properly admitted photographs on which that opinion was ...

LANG, TERRI REGINA

10/04/2017

1. “May this Court adhere to a rule that refuses to allow the consideration of legislative history to interpret a statute unless the statute is ambiguous, when the Legislature states that legislative history may be considered whether or not a statute is ambiguous?” a. “Must Boykin v. State, 818 ...

FOWLER, JAMEL McLELLAND

09/27/2017

“May the proponent of a video sufficiently prove its authenticity without the testimony of someone who either witnessed what the video depicts or is familiar with the functioning of the recording device?”