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  • Do Texas Prosecutors Cheat?

Prosecutor misconduct has been all the buzz lately,1 especially in the wake of a steep uptick in exonerations. In 2013 there were 13 exonerations in Texas,2 compared with 39 inRead Article →

If confirmed by the United States Senate, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch would fill the SCOTUS vacancy left by Antonin Scalia. During his 30 years on the Court, Justice Scalia moved theRead Article →

Here's my take on another inauspicious decision by the United States Supreme Court. It's Read Article →

On June 25, 2014, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled in Read Article →

Finally, a good Fourth Amendment search and seizure decision from the United States Supreme Court.   In Read Article →

Effective September 1, 2014, the service requirement of Texas Rule of Evidence 902(10) will change by order of the Supreme Court of Texas. (See p. 426 of the Read Article →

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that Anthony Ray Hinton's criminal trial att...

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To date, the rules governing a criminal defendant's right to discovery in Texas were draconian. Unless evidence was plainly "exculpatory or mitigating," the first time a criminal defendant saw a police report was after the officer finished testifying during trial. Even in jurisdictions with an "open...

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Some 2011 changes to the Texas expungement statute may give folks opportunity to successfully expunge separate offenses arising from a single arrest event. Prior to September 2011, the Texas expungement statute  [TexasRead Article →

In recent years, Texas has received much media attention regarding allegations of misconduct by government authorities in the prosecution of criminal cases. In response, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the State Bar of Texas have worked together to produce a 58-minute video based on the wate...

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Stephen Gustitis