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Latest Pending PDR Case Summaries

Petition filed by SPA icondenotes a petition filed by SPA

HOLDER, CHRISTOPHER JAMES, PD-1296-16

06/07/2017

"The Court of Appeals erred in holding the State's petition to obtain the Appellant's cell phone records set forth the "specific and articulable facts" required by federal law under 18 U.S.C. secti...

ZUNIGA, RICARDO

06/07/2017

"In holding the evidence legally insufficient to support the defendant's convictions for engaging in organized criminal activity, specifically, that the State failed to prove that the defendant com...

VILLEGAS, DANIEL

06/07/2017

"The Eighth Court erred in holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in requiring, and placing the burden upon, the State to establish that jail-recorded telephone conversations V...

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Disclaimer: The legal authorities cited in these papers was current as of the date of their distribution or publication. Because the law is in a continuous state of change, attorneys should exercise due diligence by checking the currentness and completeness of governing legal authorities (i.e., Shepardizing and Keyciting) and applicable statewide and local rules of appellate procedure.

Courting the Court: Petitions for Discretionary Review

05/11/2017
Conference / CLE

2017 Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals, The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, May 10-12, 2017

Petitions for Discretionary Review: Strategies and Pending Issues (Powerpoint)

05/11/2017
Conference / CLE

2017 Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals, The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, May 10-12, 2017

Habeas Corpus Filing Procedures

02/09/2017
Conference / CLE

County And District Clerks Association Conference

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