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January/February 2019
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Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
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19 | Texas Sentencing in Non-Capital Cases - By Cliff Duke
27 | Recent TDCJ Discipline Abuse Issues & a Review of Basic Prison Discipline Procedures and Case Law - By Bill Habern
33 | Look Over There! Fooled You, Didn’t We? - By Tyler Flood
35 | The 86th Texas Legislature - By Shea Place
Texas Sentencing in Non-Capital Cases
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Regardless of the plea and whether the punishment be assessed by the judge or the jury, evidence may be offered by the state and the defendant as to any matter the court deems relevant to sentencing . . .

Tex Code Crim Proc. 37.07, § 3(a)(1).

Recent TDCJ Discipline Abuse Issues & a Review of Basic Prison Discipline Procedures and Case Law
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

This article is meant for the criminal lawyer who seldom does work in the area of prison law.

Look Over There! Fooled You, Didn’t We?
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

When the trees move, the enemy is coming; when there are many blinds in the undergrowth, it is misdirection. Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy.

—Sun Tzu

The 86th Texas Legislature
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association team of lobbyists is ready to dive into the 86th Texas legislative session. This year, the team is composed of Allen Place, Shea Place, and David Gonzalez. We wanted to share a little about who we are and what we do both in and out of session.

John Sickel: Tribute to a True Defender of the Accused
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

John Sickel Jr. was a friend of mine. He was not just my friend, of course; he was the friend of many, a father, husband, grandfather, and an inspiration to us all.

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