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January/February 2013
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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
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20 | The 32nd Annual Prairie Dog Lawyers Advanced Criminal Law Course
24 | My Report to TCDLA - By F. R. Buck Files, Jr.
28 | Attenuation of Taint: Empty Promises of the Fourth Amendment - By Janet Burnett
34 | Way Opened for Mid-Trial Review of Trial Court Rulings - By Cynthia Hujar Orr
My Report to TCDLA
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

When Waxahachie attorney Ron Bunch and I were elected to the State Bar Board of Directors in 2004, we became the only TCDLA members to be serving on the board. What we found was appalling: The Executive Director of the State Bar of Texas had never worked with—or even met—the Executive Directors of TCDLA or TDCAA.

Attenuation of Taint: Empty Promises of the Fourth Amendment
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

This would render evidence admissible despite violations of the U.S. Constitution, Amendment IV. This article is loosely based on the motion for rehearing, the petition for writ of certiorari pending at the time of the writing, and a passion for the Bill of Rights, especially the Fourth Amendment.

Way Opened for Mid-Trial Review of Trial Court Rulings
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

In a surprising opinion the Court of Criminal Appeals recently both re-examined whether an appeal will provided an adequate remedy at law and opened the way for increased high court review of trial court rulings.

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