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March 2013
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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
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19 | Proposed Bylaws Changes - Submitted by Adam Kobs & Coby Waddill
24 | Enhancement of Punishment Under Texas Law, Part I - By Ken Mahaffey
32 | If My Phone Is Just a Pair of Trousers, Why Did I Pay $500 for It? - By Jason D. Cassel & Andralee Cain Lloyd
Enhancement of Punishment Under Texas Law, Part I
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

I. Introduction

There is little that can affect sentencing more than prior convictions. Enhancements are affected by many areas of law. This has led to a seemingly piecemeal interpretation by the courts.

If My Phone Is Just a Pair of Trousers, Why Did I Pay $500 for It?
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

This was Justice Brian Quinn’s question in State v Granville. It is also the question we each should be asking as police practices exploit old-fashioned search and seizure law to conduct warrantless searches and gain access to the most private and intimate details of our lives, far beyond what a traditional diary would have held

And the Truth Will Set You Free
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

The question remains whether there will be changes, and if so, will they be more than window dressing. But before I continue with this article, I want to tell you about a case Leonard Martinez handled in Williamson County. This case happened several years ago while Michael Morton’s lawyers were fighting to get the discovery that would ultimately free him.

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