case summaries

Plea found to be voluntary despite different drug

June 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Shane Puckett, Volume 50 Articles Editor JUDGE KEASLER DELIVERED THE OPINION FOR THE COURT. The issue in this case was whether a defendant, who pleaded guilty to the delivery of cocaine, was entitled to habeas relief when subsequent laboratory tests confirmed that he actually delivered methamphetamine. In Ex parte Broussard, Broussard pleaded guilty to the delivery of cocaine. After entering into a plea agreement, subsequent laboratory tests revealed that Broussard possessed methamphetamine. [...]

Court of Criminal Appeals Update: Ex Parte Kenneth Lashon Green

August 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ex Parte Kenneth Lashon Green No. WR-82,072-01 Case Summary written by Alicia McCullar, Staff Member. PER CURIAM. The court considered an application filed for a writ of habeas corpus following the applicant’s conviction of two counts of sexual assault and stacked prison sentence. The Eleventh Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction. In the instant case, the Court considered the applicant’s contention that his pro se petition for discretionary review was dismissed as untimely filed. Upon [...]

Supreme Court of Texas Update: City of Dallas v. TCI W. End, Inc.

June 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

City of Dallas v. TCI W. End, Inc. No. 13-0795 Case summary written by Samantha Kelly, Articles Editor. Per curiam. TCI West End, Inc. demolished a building in a historic overlay district in Dallas. A city ordinance requires building owners, before demolition, to apply for a determination over whether buildings in a historic overlay district are subject to strict demolition requirements. The City of Dallas sued TCI for civil penalties for violation of this ordinance under § 54.017 of the Local [...]