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RION, EX PARTECH, CRISTOPHER

01/15/2020

“Collateral estoppel applies only when two issues are identical. In appellant’s manslaughter trial, the jury was charged to consider whether appellant ‘recklessly caused the death’ of the complainant. In a pending aggravated assault trial, the jury will be charged to consider whether he ‘reckless...

BARNES, DANIEL

12/11/2019

“The Court of Appeals has so far departed from the accepted and usual course of judicial proceedings in finding that there was harm from the admission of State’s Exhibits 22 and 23 as to call for an exercise of the Court of Criminal Appeals’ power of supervision.”

LERMA, REYNALDO

12/11/2019

1.     “Can an appellate court disregard the issue of error preservation so that the State has a remedy when a capital murder case is dismissed because of the State’s own actions in disappearing a confidential informant?”  2.     “Can an appellate court reverse a trial court’s dismissal under TR...

HARRELL, ROBERT EARL, JR.

12/04/2019

“The appellate court applied an important question of state law in a way that conflicts with the applicable decisions of the court of criminal appeals when it mistakenly merged the corpus delicti standard of review with the Jackson v. Virginia sufficiency of the evidence standard of review–misapp...

BARTON, EX PARTE CHARLES

11/20/2019

1. “The court of appeals decided a facial overbreadth claim that was not preserved at trial or raised on appeal.” 2. “Is Tex. Penal Code § 42.07(a)(7), which prohibits harassing electronic communications, facially unconstitutional?”

BECERRA, JOE LUIS

11/20/2019

“In Trinidad v. State, 312 S.W.3d 23 (Tex. Crim. App. 2010) this Court held Article V, Section 13 of the Texas Constitution was not implicated unless evidence that a number other than exactly twelve jurors voted on a verdict received by the trial court. The uncontroverted evidence from Appellant’...

HERNANDEZ, PEDRO, JR.

11/20/2019

1. “The Eleventh Court of Appeals decided an issue that is contrary to a decision of the Court of Criminal Appeals in that the Appeals Court decided the legal sufficiency in this case in a way that is contrary to the record and it failed to apply the legal authorities to the facts of Petitioner’s...

MORENO, RICKY

11/20/2019

“The trial court excluded evidence of the defendant’s particular circumstances as irrelevant to the objective reasonable person standard for duress. Did the court of appeals err in finding an abuse of discretion by the trial court?”