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CHAMBERS, JOHN

01/10/2018

1. “The Appellate Court Improperly Reviewed the Legal Sufficiency of the Evidence Against Chambers pursuant to § 37.10 of the Texas Penal Code when it Refused to Acknowledge that the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement was Acting in Contravention of its Legal Authority.” 2. “This Court Should Su...

MARTINEZ, ANDREY

“Are misstatements during a plea colloquy that a defendant’s sentences could be stacked enough to render a defendant’s plea involuntary without any record of what the defendant knew and why he pleaded guilty?”

SMITH, JOSEPH ANTHONY

12/13/2017

1. “The court of appeals employed the wrong analysis, when reviewing the record to determine whether ‘voluntary intoxication’ instruction was an error to include in Appellant’s punishment – phase jury charge.” 2. “The inclusion of an 8.04(a) instruction at punishment violates the Due Process Cla...

TRAYLOR, PETER ANTHONY

12/13/2017

1. “Has the court of appeals misapplied Blueford v. Arkansas by holding that two jury notes indicating the jury deadlocked on a lesser-included offense amount to an informal verdict of acquittal on the charged offense?” 2. “Do mere jury notes regarding a deadlock on a lesser-charge contain suffi...

BRAUGHTON, CHRISTOPHER, JR.

12/06/2017

1. “What is the standard of review for evaluating a claim of legally insufficient evidence on the State’s non-evidentiary burden of persuasion in a claim of self-defense/defense of others?”  2. “Whether the intermediate-appellate court erred when it determined that the State met its non-evidentia...

RHOMER, WILLIAM

11/08/2017

(1) “Did the appellate court, in affirming the trial court’s decision to admit the police officer’s expert testimony despite the officer acknowledging he had no requisite qualifications in motorcycle accident reconstruction, violate Texas Rule of Evidence 702?” (2) “In relying on Nenno, instead ...

FRASER, MARIAN

11/01/2017

“Can the felonies of reckless or criminally negligent injury to a child or recklessor criminally negligent child endangerment underlie a felony-murder convictionwhen the act underlying the felony and the act clearly dangerous to human life are one and the same?”

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 ...