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July/August 2011
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Monday, August 29th, 2011
Features
22 | Reading the Declaration of Independence - By Robb Fickman
24 | Big Changes to the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure - By Cynthia L. Hampton
30 | Depositions in Criminal Cases - By William R. Copeland
43 | Defendant’s Motion for Recall of Capias Pro Fine Warrant Issued for Non-Payment of Indigent Court Costs - By Sarah Roland
Reading the Declaration of Independence
Monday, August 29th, 2011

When I was young, I loved the 4th of July. I was raised in Roswell and Midland. Being a Jewish kid, there were a few holidays, like Christmas and Easter, where I felt downright left out. But that was never the case with the 4th of July. My father, the son of a Russian immigrant, embraced the 4th as if my family had been here since 1776.

Big Changes to the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure
Monday, August 29th, 2011

On April 14th, 2011, the Judges of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals signed an order amending the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure. These changes were published in the May 2011 issue of the Texas Bar Journal, and comments from the public were accepted until June 30, 2011.

Depositions in Criminal Cases
Monday, August 29th, 2011

Duty to Interview State Witnesses

Deposing State witnesses. The provisions of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure (Art. 39.02) for deposing witnesses are among the most helpful and least utilized tools available to a criminal defense attorney.

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