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Latest Pending PDR Case Summaries

Petition filed by SPA icondenotes a petition filed by SPA

CHASE, RYAN FRANCIS

04/09/2014

1. "Does Tex. Health & Safety Code § 822.013(a)-(b), which authorizes an owner of a recently attacked dog to kill the attacker-dog without the owner's effective consent and also bars liability ...

CARSNER, LAURA

04/02/2014

1. "The Eighth Court erred by failing to address whether O'Hara's testimony was not newly discovered, an issue raised and necessary to the determination of whether the trial court correctly denied ...

MERCER, MELISSA ANN

04/02/2014

1.  "Is a challenge to a community supervision condition, imposed in a modification order entered without a hearing, forfeited on appeal from revocation when the probationer was served with the mod...

Latest Publications

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...

PDR Paper Criminal Appeals Conference 2013

10/21/2013
Conference / CLE

A procedural explanation of the granting and processing of Petitions for Discretionary Review.

Jury Unanimity in Criminal Cases

10/21/2013
Journal Article

Over the past decade, the Court of Criminal Appeals has addressed numerous complex jury unanimity charge issues.  To avoid charge error of this sort, it is important to be able to identify the tow ...

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