School of Law Hosting Closing Arguments for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Written by Michael Castellon

News Release

DATE: Oct. 16, 2006
CONTACT: Michael Castellon,
(806) 742-2136

LUBBOCK- The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals will hear oral arguments in four cases at the Texas Tech University School of Law Wednesday (Oct. 18).

The cases stem from convictions in Tarrant, Johnson and Gregg Counties.

The Court of Criminal Appeals is the highest state appellate court for criminal cases. It has nine members, a presiding judge and eight judges elected to staggered six-year terms.

The appeals of all cases in which the death penalty is assessed go directly to the Court of Criminal Appeals from the trial courts. The appeal of all other criminal cases go to one of the 14 Texas Courts of Appeals, and their decisions may be reviewed by the Court of Criminal Appeals.


CONTACT: Casey Carson, director of alumni relations, Texas Tech School of Law, (806) 742-3990 or