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RANSIER, CHARLES

08/19/2020

1. “When—as the Ransier Dissent recognizes—the record does not support a rational conclusion that if Appellant was guilty of anything, it was only attempted tampering, should the Fourteenth Court have nevertheless reversed Appellant’s conviction because of the failure to include a ‘lesser-include...

TURLEY, ANDREW JAMES

1. “Did the court of appeals err when it held as a matter of law that selling sexual contact with a four-year-old child could never constitute compelled prostitution?” 2. “Must a child knowingly engage in an act of prostitution for the person who sold sex with her to be guilty of compelling pros...

VILLARREAL, DAVID

06/17/2020

"The court of appeals erred in holding that the trial court properly limited the appellant’s ability to consult with trial counsel during an overnight recess in violation of the appellant’s Sixth Amendment right to counsel."

EX PARTE SULIA BROWN

04/01/2020

 1. “Article 46B.0095 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure allows for commitment of an incompetent defendant for the ‘maximum term provided by law for the offense for which the defendant was to be tried.’ The maximum term of confinement for a juvenile adjudicated for a first-degree felony offe...

CASTILLO-RAMIREZ, RAMIRO

03/11/2020

   “Can error in a sexual-assault charge—which fails to specify that the defendant used his penis—be harmful when there was no evidence or claim that he used anything else?”

HERVEY, WILLIE, JR.

03/11/2020

1. “Does a trial court’s sua sponte submission of an issue in the jury charge prevent a court of appeals from considering whether the evidence raised such an issue?” 2.  “If, under a defensive view of the evidence, the defendant in a murder case drew, pointed, and wrestled over the gun of his ow...

LANG, TERRI REGINA

03/11/2020

“Is reformation unauthorized unless the State pled all the elements and statutorily required notice allegations of the lesser-included offense?”

NICHOLSON, HARRY, JR.

12/18/2019

1.  “Whether the plain language of the evading-arrest statute requires proof of knowledge that the attempted arrest or detention is lawful.” 2.  “Whether it matters in this case; whether the evidence is legally insufficient to show that Nicholson knew he was being lawfully detained.”