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DIXON, THOMAS

06/05/2019

1. “Did the court of appeals err in finding Appellant’s Sixth Amendment right to a public trial was violated on three separate occasions despite evidence showing that: (1) Appellant did not preserve error for two of the three partial closures; (2) members of the public were in fact watching the p...

ARELLANO, CESAR RAMIRO

06/05/2019

1. “Does Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Article 38.23(b), the ‘good faith’ exception, apply to warrants that do not have the magistrate’s name printed or typed under his signature?” 2. “In a motion to suppress evidence obtained with a warrant, does the defendant bear the burden of negating the...

LUJAN, ERLINDA

The Eighth Court erred in upholding the trial court’s ruling that the second, in-car session of Lujan’s interview was not a continuation of the first, interview-room session, because: (1) under the Bible factors, the second-session interview was a continuation of the first; and (2) requiring poli...

MONTELONGO, ALBERTO

05/08/2019

“Whether or not the 8th Court of Appeals erred in finding that Appellant waived his right to a hearing on a properly presented and filed motion for new trial?”

FOSTER, JOHN

05/01/2019

1. "Is a defendant entitled to a jury instruction on self-defense when he testifies that he did not commit the charged offense and, at most, he admits to committing a separate lesser-included offense?"  2. "Does an appellate court correctly apply the standard of review for harm when it fails to ...

HEATH, DWAYNE ROBERT

04/10/2019

1. “Did the court of appeals err by reversing the trial court’s discovery sanction order under a theory not raised by the State?” 2. “Was Appellee’s discovery request sufficient under the Michael Morton Act?” 3. “Is the State estopped to challenge the sufficiency of Appellee’s discovery request...

LOPEZ, RITO

04/10/2019

“Does the enhancement under Penal Code § 22.011(f) require the State to prove the defendant committed bigamy?”

MIRANDA, CHRISTOPHER

04/10/2019

“In holding the evidence legally insufficient to support two of Miranda’s convictions, the Court of Appeals did not follow this Court’s case of Miller v. State, 457 S.W.3d 919 (Tex. Crim. App. 2015), concerning the closely-related crimes exception to the corpus delicti rule, improperly holding th...