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September 2019
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Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Features
22 | There Will Be Blood: The Interplay Between Hospital Blood Draws and the Warrant Requirement in DWI Cases - By Jason Edward Niehaus
29 | Starting at the End: The Court’s Charge to the Jury - By Sarah Roland
38 | Effect of the Farm Act on POM - By Phil Baker

There Will Be Blood
Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Introduction

The Court of Criminal Appeals’ recent decision in State v. Martinez has served to reinvigorate legal challenges to blood draws in intoxication cases. 2019 Tex. Crim. App. LEXIS 237, *1, 2019 WL 1271173–PD-0878-17.

Starting at the End: The Court’s Charge to the Jury
Saturday, August 24th, 2019

I. Introduction

Handling appeals can be frustrating. It’s frustrating when there is error but it’s harmless. It’s frustrating when the appellate court cites waiver. But good news! Jury charge error is still alive and well.

Effect of the Farm Act on POM
Saturday, August 24th, 2019

While many big city prosecutors are dismissing marijuana cases due to the recent passage of the Hemp Farming Act, out in the country these cases are still being prosecuted.

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