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<br /> www.texaslawyer.<br /> DECEMBER 13, 2010 · VOL. 26 · NO. 37 · $9.00 · TWO SECTIONS<br /> com<br /> COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS HALTS HEARING ON DEATH<br /> by BRENDA SAPINO JEFFREYS<br /> Twists and turns were the norm at a closely<br /> watched hearing on the constitutionality of the<br /> Texas death penalty statute, which began Dec.<br /> 6 in 177th District Judge Kevin Fine's Harris<br /> County courtroom.<br /> Not only did the Harris County District Attorney's<br /> Office refuse to participate in the pretrial evidentiary<br /> hearing, but after only two days of testimony presented<br /> by attorneys representing John E. Green, the Texas<br /> Court of Criminal Appeals temporarily halted proceed-<br /> ings. 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