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Chronological List of Documents Related to the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Revision Project

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    1920
  • Article Title: [Resolution by Judge C.H. Jenkins]
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Association Proceedings of the Thirty-Ninth Annual Session Held at El Paso, Texas, July 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 1920 . . .
    Date: 1920
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 39 Proc. Tex. Bar Assoc. 30-35, 183
    Summary: Provides lengthy discussion of a State Bar resolution related to judicial reform. Includes a provision creating a judicial council with exclusive authority to establish rules and regulations governing court procedure in Texas.

  • 1922
  • Article Title: R.L. Bryan on Terms of Court & Rules of Practice
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Association Proceedings . . . held at Fort Worth, Texas, July 4th, 5th and 6th, 1922 . . .
    Author: Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
    Date: July 1922
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 41 Proc. Tex. Bar Assoc. 56-59, 157-158 (1922)
    Summary: Reports on a proposal voted down by the State Bar to bring before the Legislature a measure that would repeal statutory rules of practice and give the Supreme Court power to make and enforce all rules of practice. No discussion included.

  • 1923
  • Article Title: President's Annual Address, President W.A. Wright
    Journal Title: Texas Law Review-Bar Association Number-Proceedings
    Author: State Bar of Texas. Committee on Revision of the Penal Code
    Date: 1923
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 42 Proc. Tex. Bar Assoc. 6-19 (1923)
    Summary: Provides background on reform efforts in England and the U.S. concerning rules of procedure. Urges an end to legislative "tinkering" with the details of practice and procedure. Calls for granting rulemaking power to the Supreme Court with the aid of the district Bench and Bar.

  • Article Title: Report of the Committee on Jurisprudence and Law Reform, Judge T.B. Greenwood, Chairman
    Journal Title: Texas Law Review-Bar Association Number-Proceedings
    Date: July 3, 4, and 5, 1923
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 42 Proc. Tex. Bar Assoc. 39-45, 122-127 (1923)
    Summary: Presents a report offering five court-related recommendations, including one suggesting that rules prepared by the Supreme Court, with assistance from the bench and bar, be substituted for all civil and criminal procedure statutes. Includes discussion and adoption of the first recommendation supporting revision of the rules of procedure.

  • 1924
  • Article Title: Report of the Committee on Jurisprudence and Law Reform
    Journal Title: Texas Law Review-Bar Association Number-Proceedings
    Date: October 1924
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 43 Proc. Tex. Bar Assoc. 29-39 (1924)
    Summary: Reports on ten recommendations, including endorsement of the committee's program as outlined by Judge T.B. Greenwood in 1923 - that rules prepared by the Supreme Court with the aid of a commission of lawyers appointed on the recommendation of the judges of the Supreme Court be substituted for all statutes on procedure.

  • 1926
  • Article Title: Resolution Offered by Members of the Austin Bar
    Journal Title: Texas Law Review-Bar Association Number-Proceedings
    Date: October 1926
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 45 Proc. Tex. Bar Assoc. 235 (1926)
    Summary: Presents resolutions designed to bring under the direction of a single committee a comprehensive program for simplifying the administration of justice. Objectives include: adequate judicial salaries; better means of selecting judges; simple and elastic rules of procedure; and a more perfect system of court organization. Recommends appointing a special committee to revise existing statutes and rules of court governing procedure urging the Legislature and Supreme Court to substitute the Bar's work product for present statutes and rules of procedure.

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  • 1927
  • Article Title: Report of the Special Committee on Remedial Procedure and Law Reform
    Journal Title: Texas Law Review-Bar Association Number-Proceedings
    Date: 1927
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 46 Proc. Tex. Bar Assoc. 91 (1927)
    Summary: Reports on thirteen measures submitted to the legislature, including a bill authorizing the Supreme Court, along with a committee of judges and lawyers, to prepare rules of procedure. Notes none of the measures passed in spite of public and press approval. Includes comments by Senator A.J. Wirtz on why measures failed

  • 1928
  • Article Title: Report of Texas Bar Association Special Committee on Remedial Procedure and Law Reform
    Journal Title: Texas Law Review-Bar Association Number-Proceedings
    Date: October 1928
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 47 Proc. Tex. Bar Assoc. 50 (1928)
    Summary: Discusses report from State Bar Committee on Remedial Procedure and Law Reform outlining recommendations to be submitted to the next Legislature. Includes comments regarding the suggestion that a judicial council be created to aid the judiciary in simplifying the rules of procedure. Also includes recommendations related to pleadings, orders, and motions; right of severance; indictments; bail bonds; harmless error; and judicial selection.

  • 1930
  • Article Title: American Law Institute Completes Model Code of Criminal Procedure
    Journal Title: ABA Journal
    Date: June 1930
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 16 A.B.A. J. 351 (1930)
    Summary: Discusses speeches and activities at the American Law Institute's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Reports on the presentation and approval of ALI's Model Code of Criminal Procedure. Provides background on the criminal procedure reform movement in addition to preparation and promotion of the model Code. Describes circumstances under which bill drafting assistance would be provided to interested state bar associations.

  • 1935
  • Article Title: Report of Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure
    Journal Title: Texas Law Review-Bar Association Number-Proceedings, p. 126
    Date: October 1935
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 54 Proc. Tex. Bar Assoc. 126 (1935)
    Summary: Chair of the Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure acknowledges repeated recommendations from the State Bar that new laws be passed and old laws be repealed or amended in order to strengthen criminal law and improve criminal procedure. Summarizes bills introduced during the regular session of the 44th Legislature (1935) and notes lack of support from many members of the Bench and Bar for many proposed changes. Speculates on actions the Bar might take to achieve greater legislative success in future sessions.

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  • 1936
  • Article Title: Prosecuting Attorney and Reform in Criminal Justice
    Author: Newman F. Baker
    Journal Title: Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
    Date: Spring 1936
    Citation: 26 Am. Inst. Crim. L. & Criminology 821 (1935-1936)
    Summary: Notes the futility of repeated calls from the American Bar Association as well as state bar associations to reform criminal procedure legislatively. Considers unsuccessful efforts in several states, including Texas. Cites reasons for 1942 failure included in a 1935 report from the Texas Bar Association's Special Committee of Criminal Law and Procedure. Advocates focusing efforts on accomplishing reform through judicial rulemaking power. Discusses the office of prosecuting attorney in relation to general issues related to criminal procedure reform.

  • 1940
  • Article Title: Amendments Would Benefit the Public
    Author: Bernard Ladon
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Journal
    Date: 1940
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 3 Tex. B.J. 328 (1940)
    Summary: Repeats calls for legislative action by prior State Bar Committees on Criminal Law and Procedure to correct defects and omissions in the Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. Proposes six changes related to severance by defendants jointly indicted; motions to quash an indictment or complaint; suspended sentences; theft, embezzlement, and swindling; alternate jurors; and notice of defense of alibi.

  • 1941
  • Article Title: Report of Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure
    Journal Title: Texas Law Review-State Bar Number-Proceedings
    Date: October 1941
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 60 Proc. Tex. Bar Assoc. 46 (1941)
    Summary: Includes discussion of the vote of approval on the report from the State Bar Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure. Text of the full report included at 4 Tex. B.J. 348 (1941).

  • Article Title: Society Would Benefit by Reforms
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Journal
    Date: July 1941
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 4 Tex. Bar J. 348 (1941)
    Summary: Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure repeats earlier calls and recommends eight reforms be enacted without further delay. Suggestions relate to severance by defendants jointly indicted; theft, embezzlement, and swindling; alternate jurors; the running of limitation during criminal appeals; notice of defense of alibi; and minimum and suspended sentences.

  • 1942
  • Article Title: Court Should Make Rules of Procedure
    Author: James K. Evetts
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Journal
    Date: July 1942
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 5 Tex. Bar J. 224 (1942)
    Summary: Chair of the State Bar Committee on Criminal Law discusses the Legislature's lack of interest and expertise in addressing previous Bar committee requests for legislation to correct weaknesses in the state's system of penal law. Advocates for a change in focus and strategy calling for thorough study and revision of the Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. Recommends asking the Legislature to grant rule-making power to the Supreme Court or the Court of Criminal Appeals. Requests duties of the Texas Civil Judicial Council be extended to criminal matters. Suggests legislation for continuous or successive terms of trial courts in order to expedite indictments and trials.

  • 1945
  • Article Title: New Rules of Criminal Procedure-A Suggestion
    Author: Charles S. Potts
    Journal Title: Texas Law Review
    Date: 1945
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 23 Tex. L. Rev. 215 (1945)
    Summary: Addresses longstanding efforts to simplify court procedure throughout the English-speaking world. Calls attention to Texas' failure to improve the rules of criminal procedure in spite of calls from the State Bar in 1942 to delegate rule-making power in criminal matters to either the Supreme Court or the Court of Criminal Appeals. Discusses a number of subjects worthy of consideration in any criminal procedure review including: bail-bonds, paying mileage to secure jurors and witnesses, suspended sentence laws, waiver of trial by jury, and simplification of indictments.

  • 1947
  • Article Title: Criminal Law and Procedure
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Journal
    Date: June 1947
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 10 Tex. B.J. 244 (1947)
    Summary: Criminal Law and Procedure Committee Chair Sam Sayers reports on the committee's examination of criminal laws and procedural statutes for the purpose of determining whether or not existing laws should be amended or new laws should be enacted. Concludes current laws are "reasonably adequate" and that "any attempt to change or modify same might result in drastic measures."

  • Article Title: Report of Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure
    Journal Title: Texas Law Review-State Bar Number-Proceedings
    Date: October 1947
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 65 Proc. Tex. Bar Assoc. 56 (1947)
    Summary: Discusses the committee's controversial report (10 Tex. B.J. 244) and concludes with a vote of disapproval.

  • Article Title: Judges Urge Criminal Procedural Reform; Elect McDonald President
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Journal
    Date: November 1947
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 10 Tex. B.J. 454 (1947)
    Summary: Reports on district and appellate judges support for State Bar Association President H. Grady Chandler's action in appointing a committee for the purpose of working out a needed revision of criminal laws and criminal procedure. Addresses needed changes in the Juvenile Code, adult probation, and pre-trial procedure.

  • Article Title: Reform of Criminal Procedure: A Judicial or a Legislative Problem?
    Author: George G. Potts
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Journal
    Date: November 1947
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 10 Tex. B.J. 460 (1947)
    Summary: Discusses the evolution of criminal procedure in England, the U.S., and Texas. Provides a brief history of the reform movement in Texas and considers the wisdom and efficiency of allowing the legislative branch of government to maintain procedural control of the judicial branch. Advocates the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals be given power to control the rules of criminal practice. Suggests the American Law Institute's Model Code of Criminal Procedure and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure should "define the path to the ideal in procedure."

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  • Article Title: Criminal Procedure in Texas Should be Revised: An Address
    Author: A.R. Stout
    Journal Title: Texas Law Review
    Date: 1947
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 25 Tex. L. Rev. 613 (1947)
    Summary: Uses several cases involving indictments to illustrate the great need for revision of the criminal procedure system. Offers a few changes that would "free the average criminal case from technical errors." Mentions Governor Beauford Jester's recent call for reform of the Code of Criminal Procedure before a joint session of the 50th Legislature. Advocates for establishment of a commission to address the task under the supervision of "one of the two supreme courts."

  • 1948
  • Article Title: Criminal Law and Procedure (Committee Report)
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Journal
    Date: May 1948
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 11 Tex. B.J. 306
    Summary: State Bar Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure recommends revision and recodification of Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure. Calls on Legislature to give Supreme Court authority to promulgate rules of criminal procedure. Suggests eighteen changes to criminal statutes pending accomplishment of a general revision.

  • Article Title: Committee Reports
    Journal Title: Texas Law Review-State Bar Number-Proceedings
    Date: October 1948
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 66 Proc. Tex. Bar Assoc. 84
    Summary: Includes discussion of the vote of approval, with amendment, on the report from the State Bar Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure. Text of the full report included at 11 Tex. B.J. 306 (1948).

  • 1949
  • Title: Summary of Proposed Changes in Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure
    Variant Title: 51 HCR 80 summary of proposed changes
    Author: Texas Legislative Council?
    Date: 1949
    Call Number: L1400.8 P371 1949
    Summary: Includes drafts and summaries of 27 proposed bills amending the Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure. Includes handwritten notes of actual bill numbers.

  • Report Title: Report of the Committee Appointed Pursuant to HCR. No. 80 of the Fifty-First Legislature in Regard to the Texas Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure.
    Volume Title: House Journal, 52nd Legislature, R.S., pp. 308-309 (Feb. 12, 1951)
    Author: Joint Committee on Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure
    Date: 1949-1951
    Call Number: Law-Tex
    Summary: Reports on the background, purpose, and activities of the committee. See L1400.8 P371 1949 for text of report including text of 27 draft bills with bill analyses.

  • 1951
  • Article Title: Criminal Revision -- Committee submits 27 Proposed Changes to Legislature
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Journal
    Date: March 1951
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 14 Tex. B.J. 121 (1951)
    Summary: Briefly comments on 27 proposed changes in criminal law and procedure introduced in the 52nd Legislature by Crawford Martin.

  • 1952
  • Article Title: Criminal Procedure Rules
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Journal
    Author: Homer E. Dean, Jr.
    Date: February 1952
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 15 Tex. B.J. 55 (1952)
    Summary: Reports on current and historical efforts to promote a revision of Criminal Procedure. Discusses a recent decision by the State Bar's Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure's to direct Spurgeon E. Bell, a committee member, to draft a constitutional amendment giving the Court of Criminal Appeals express authority to make rules governing practice and procedure in criminal actions in all the state courts of Texas.

  • 1953
  • Article Title: Criminal Procedure
    Author: Kenneth K. Woodley
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Journal
    Date: October 1953
    Citation: 16 Tex. B.J. 633
    Summary: Discusses substantial criminal procedure changes enacted by the 53rd Legislature, including SB133 related to bills of exception.

  • 1954
  • Article Title: Criminal Procedure Reforms
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Journal
    Author: H. Grady Chandler
    Date: January 1954
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 17 Tex. B.J. 49 (1954)
    Summary: State Bar President Grady Chandler briefly discusses his decision in 1947 to appoint a State Bar committee to study criminal procedure reforms. Notes attempts to pass the committee's recommendations during the 1949 legislative session failed. Commentary on recommendations not provided.

  • 1958
  • Article Title: Judges Elect Wood
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Journal
    Date: November 1958
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 21 Tex. B.J. 669 (1958)
    Summary: Lists fifteen changes to the Code of Criminal Procedure adopted in a resolution at the annual Judges Conference held October 9-11 in Laredo.

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  • 1959
  • Title: [Proposals of the Law Enforcement Study Commission]
    Author: Law Enforcement Study Commission
    Date: 1959?
    Call Number: L1836.55 L41
    Summary: Presents recommendations of the Law Enforcement Study Commission established pursuant to HB5, 55th Legislature, 1st C.S.. Includes background and summary of 27 proposed recommendations to address pressing difficulties in criminal proceedings. Introductory comments note efforts to solicit advice from the bench and bar, including members of the State Bar Committee on Revision of the Code of Criminal Procedure and Penal Code.

  • Title: [List of bill numbers associated with 27 legislative proposals recommended by the Law Enforcement Study Commission.]
    Author: Texas State Library. Legislative Reference Division
    Date: 1959?
    Call Number: L1836.55 L41B
    Summary: Notes final action for 48 measures introduced during the regular session of the 56th Legislature. Text of SB202 is included.

  • 1960
  • Article Title: Law in the Making
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Journal
    Author: Fred Erisman
    Date: September 1960
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 23 Tex. B.J. 527 (1960)
    Summary: Explains steps taken by the State Bar between 1958 and 1960 to ensure Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure revisions presented to the Legislature would be accepted and supported by the public, Bench, and Bar of Texas. Discusses the 1958 State Bar resolution recognizing the need for revision, formation of the committee, and the committee process. Notes existing statutes were weighed against Model Codes, Federal Procedure, and Codes of other states.

  • Article Title: Significant Changes Contained in the Recommended Revision of the Code of Criminal Procedure
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Journal
    Author: W.A. Morrison
    Date: September 1960
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 23 Tex. B.J. 525 (1960)
    Summary: W.A. Morrison, presiding judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals and member of the State Bar's Committee on Revision of the Code of Criminal Procedure and Penal Code (established in 1958), comments on 41 major Code changes recommended by the committee.

  • Title: Recommended Revision of Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas
    Author: State Bar of Texas
    Date: 1960
    Call Number: B 600.8 C868 [1960]
    Summary: Includes text of recommended changes submitted by the State Bar committee on the Revision of the Code of Criminal Procedure to the Directors of the State Bar, the lawyers of Texas, and the public for comment and cooperative action. Recommendations offered "as a beginning point for consideration" made pursuant to State Bar resolution of November 11, 1958 establishing a committee to undertake a revision of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure and the Texas Penal Code.

  • Article Title: Criminal Procedure and Crime Prevention
    Author: A.R. Stout
    Journal Title: Texas Law Review
    Date: 1960
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 38 Tex. L. Rev. 821 (1960)
    Summary: Provides a history of attempted changes to the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure beginning with State Bar recommendations in 1948. Addresses issues designed to prevent crime before and after an offense has been committed. Recommends a few basic changes to the rules of criminal procedure. Includes brief discussion of indictments, bail bonds, pretrial hearings, severance, continuances, juries, evidence, the insanity defense, fixation of punishment, and probation and parole.

  • 1961
  • Article Title: The Texas Law Enforcement Study Commission
    Author: Waggoner Carr
    Journal Title: South Texas Law Journal
    Date: 1961-1962
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 6 S. Tex. L.J. 85 (1961-1962)
    Summary: Describes the duties, membership, and significant recommendations of the Texas Law Enforcement Study Commission. Includes brief discussion of juvenile courts, juries, pretrial hearings, fixation of punishment, severance, and harmless error.

  • 1962
  • Article Title: Proposed Changes in Code of Criminal Procedure
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Journal
    Date: January 1962
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 25 Tex. B.J. 81 (1962)
    Summary: Presents draft changes to the Code of Criminal Procedure to be voted on by the Bench and Bar in a referendum to be conducted in February 1962. Includes a list of the members of the State Bar Committee on Revision of the Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure.

  • Title: Recommended Revision of Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas
    Author: State Bar of Texas
    Date: 1962
    Call Number: B 600.8 C868 1962
    Summary: Presents the State Bar committee's recommended revision of the Code of Criminal Procedure in bill form. Introduction or commentary is not provided.

  • Article Title: For the Revision
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Journal
    Author: Fred Erisman
    Date: January 1962
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 25 Tex. B.J. 21 (1962)
    Summary: Fred Erisman, Chair of the State Bar Committee on Revision of the Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure, explains significant and controversial recommended changes to the Code of Criminal Procedure and calls for approval of the draft revision.

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  • Article Title: Against the Revision
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Journal
    Author: Phil Burleson
    Date: January 1962
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 25 Tex. B.J. 20 (1962)
    Summary: Criminal law practitioner Phil Burleson discusses recommended changes to the Code of Criminal Procedure with the greatest potential effect on criminal jurisprudence. Focuses on changes he considers most capable of causing abuse, including Article 53a regarding mandamus, certiorari, and contempt.

  • 1964
  • Article Title: Revision of Code of Criminal Procedure
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Journal
    Author: Fred Erisman
    Date: December 1964
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 27 Tex. B.J. 935 (1964)
    Summary: Provides background on State Bar and legislative Law Enforcement Commission efforts to revise the Code of Criminal Procedure. Discusses creation and goals of the State Bar's Committee on Revision of the Code of Criminal Procedure and Penal Code. Provides a list of the committee's membership, describes the committee process, and summarizes the committee's work in broad terms. Illustrates the effect of three U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the work of the committee.

  • 1965
  • Article Title: Commentary on the Revised Code of Criminal Procedure
    Journal Title: Texas Bar Journal
    Author: John F. Onion, Jr.
    Date: September 1965
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 28 Tex. B.J. 727 (1965)
    Summary: Briefly discusses passage of SB107, 59th Legislature, the revised Code of Criminal Procedure. Comments on code provisions in which some material amendment was made.

  • Title: Manuscripts Presented at the Institute on the New Code of Criminal Procedure
    Date: November 11-13, 1965
    Call Number: Z UA345 C868, Vols. 1 & 2
    Summary: Presents a series of detailed discussions by various authors, several of whom served on the State Bar's Committee on Revision of the Code of Criminal Procedure and Penal Code, on recent changes in the Code of Criminal Procedure.

  • 1966
  • Article Title: The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure
    Journal Title: Texas Law Review
    Author: William G. Reid
    Date: April 1966
    Call Number: Law Reviews
    Citation: 44 Tex. L. Rev. 983 (1966)
    Summary: Comments on preparation of the 1965 Code of Criminal Procedure revision as well as earlier efforts to revise the Code. Takes a broad view of Code revision and explores specific changes in detail including, right to counsel, the screening process, preliminary dispositions, preparation for trial, the trial process, and review of errors.

  • Title: Recommended Changes in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure
    Author: Waggoner Carr, Attorney General of Texas
    Date: August 25, 1966
    Call Number: A2400.8 R245
    Summary: Provides the attorney general's rationale for recommended changes to the revised Code of Criminal Procedure as passed by the 59th Legislature.

  • Title: Summary of the Revision of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure as Effected by Senate bill 107, 59th Texas Legislature.
    Author: Waggoner Carr, Attorney General of Texas.
    Date: 1966?
    Call Number: A2400.4 SU 63
    Summary: Provides text and an introduction by Attorney General Waggoner Carr to changes made in the Code of Criminal Procedure by SB107, 59th Legislature.

  • 1977
  • Article Title: Introduction to 1965 Revision, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure
    Author: Fred Erisman
    Journal Title: Vernon's Annotated Code of Criminal Procedure, 1977, Volume 1, p. XV
    Date: 1977
    Call Number: Law-Tex
    Summary: Provides a history of the work of the Special Committee of the State Bar of Texas for the Revision of the Code of Criminal Procedure and Penal Code. Includes recent decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court that adversely impacted accepted practices in Texas courts.

  • 1985
  • Title: Title 2, Code of Criminal Procedure: Revisor's Report: A Nonsubstantive Revision of Miscellaneous Provisions Relating to Criminal Procedure
    Author: Texas Legislative Council
    Date: February 1985
    Call Number: L1400.9 C868
    Summary: Includes text of proposed revised laws, source laws, and revisor's notes associated with a nonsubstantive revision of articles that were expressly saved from repeal by SB 107, 59th Legislature (1965) but were not incorporated in the new Code of Criminal Procedure. Labeled as "miscellaneous provisions" by West Publishing, these articles were routinely published immediately after the last article of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965. This Texas Legislative Council project, undertaken under the statutory revision program and enacted as SB854 during the 69th Legislature, revises the miscellaneous provisions and incorporates them into an official Title 2 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965.

  • 2009
  • Article Title: A Fair Trial, Not a Perfect One: Early Twentieth-Century Campaign for the Harmless Error Rule
    Author: Roger A. Fairfax, Jr.
    Journal Title: Marquette Law Review
    Date: 2009
    Citation: 93 Marq. L. Rev. 433 (2009)
    Summary: Provides background on criminal justice reform movement of the early twentieth century. Focuses on procedural reform in the criminal context and adoption of the harmless error rule. Provides perceptions of the courts prevalent in the early part of the century. Discusses tactics used by individuals and entities involved in the reform movement. Does not mention Texas.

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