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SPA's Brief in Ex parte Jones, No. PD-0552-18
CCA Statutory Construction Update for 85th Leg. 2018
Brady & More Than Exculpatory Evidence, TCDLA Innocence 2018
TDCAA S. Ct. & CCA Update
SPA's Ex parte Jones PDR
Attorney General's Amicus in Support of SPA's Motion for Rehearing in Ex parte Jones, 12-17-00346-CR
SPA's Morton Amicus in the Tenth Court of Appeals
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