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Latest Pending PDR Case Summaries

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BLASDELL, BRANDON SCOTT

10/15/2014

1. "Eyewitness misidentification is a hallmark of a wrongful conviction." 2. "Whether the court of appeals has decided an important question of federal law in a way that conflicts with the applicab...

FAUST, JOEY DARREL

10/08/2014

1. "Did the Second Court of Appeals err in implicitly holding that citizens can use the First Amendment to the United States Constitution as a shield to disobey lawful orders of law enforcement and...

JACKSON, JOHN BERRY

10/08/2014

"Is evidence 'obtained in violation of the law' when it is seized after a detention for an offense committed in the presence of police, who were lawfully situated, when they were aware of the defen...

Latest Publications

Appellate Ethics

09/26/2014
Conference / CLE

This paper was prepared by Stacey M. Goldstein, Assistant State Prosecuting Attorney, for Judge Michael Keasler's 2014 Presentation: Appellate Ethics: Avoiding the Dreaded "Personal & Confident...

APPELLATE STANDARDS OF REVIEW IN CRIMINAL CASES

04/28/2014
Conference / CLE

The appellate standard of review is the starting point of any legal analysis, as it defines the level of deference applied to the proceedings below.  Neither trial court error nor sufficiency of th...

Habeas Corpus Toolkit

10/21/2013
Conference / CLE

This paper is designed to provide trial judges with a step-by-step framework to effectively and efficiently manage an Article 11.07 post-conviction habeas corpus docket by examining: applicable pro...

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Austin, Texas 78711-3046

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Austin, Texas 78701

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