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Carmell v. Texas

Docket No.: 98-7540
Argued: November 30, 1999
Decided: May 1, 2000

Topics:

Article 1, Section 10: Ex Post Facto, Criminal Procedure, Article I, Due Process, Ex post facto, capital murder, murder, separation of powers

Petitioner: Carmell
Respondent: Texas

Court Below: THE COURT OF APPEALS OF TEXAS, SECOND DISTRICT
Supreme Court Docket


529 U.S. 513 (2000)
Question:

Does an amended Texas statute that authorizes the conviction of sexual offenses on the victim's testimony alone, whereas the statute previously required the victim's testimony along with corroborating evidence, violate the constitutional prohibition against State "ex post facto" laws when applied in a trial for offenses committed before the amendment's effective date?

Carmell v. Texas
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 30, 1999

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Carmell, 4 vote(s) against

Carmell v. Texas
Case Documents

1Opinion in Carmell v. Texas
2Opinion in Carmell v. Texas
Additional documents for this case are pending review.