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BIEN, MICHAEL JOSEPH

09/14/2016

State's "Did the Eleventh Court of Appeals err by holding that convictions for criminal solicitation and attempted capital murder violate double jeopardy when significant factors indicate a legislative intent to punish these offenses as separate steps in the continuum of a criminal transaction...

ESTES, RUSSELL LAMAR

09/14/2016

Appellant's PDR 1."Did the Court of Appeals properly conclude that there was no rational basis for the appellant receiving disparate treatment? 2. "Should Appellant's equal protection claim be reviewed under strict scrutiny? 3. "Was it error for the Court of Appeals to affirm Appellant's sexua...

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...

SAFIAN, ANTHONY ROBERT

08/24/2016

"The court of appeals erred when it affirmed the trial court's denial of the lesser-included jury charge of deadly conduct in the trial for aggravated assault on a public servant."

RODRIGUEZ, ROBERT

07/27/2016

"Does the submission of an instruction on transferred intent entitle a defendant to an instruction on mistake of fact even if the greater offense does not have any additional culpable mental state and there is no evidence that the defendant harbored a mistaken belief?"

VANDYKE, ROGER DALE

07/27/2016

"Did the court of appeals err in holding that the savings clause of S.B. 746 violated the separation of power clause of the Texas Constitution so even though Appellant's appeal was pending when the Texas legislature amended chapter 841 Health & Safety Code to decriminalize the conduct for whi...

VELASQUEZ, VICTORIA MARI

06/29/2016

"Did the State of Texas properly preserve error for lack of notice of a pre-trial hearing pursuant to Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Art 28.01 when in truth they objected merely to the evidentiary character of a pre-trial hearing on a Motion to Suppress?" "Did the court of appeals err in concluding tha...