The University of Houston Law Center Faculty

Brent E. Newton
Office of the Federal Public Defender

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J.D., 1992, Columbia University School of Law (Kent Scholar; Senior Editor, Columbia Law Review) B.A. in History with Highest Honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Phi Beta Kappa; Harry S. Truman Scholar)


Books: Criminal Litigation and Legal Issues in Criminal Procedure: Readings and Hypothetical Exercises (NITA 2004; second edition 2005); Practical Criminal Procedure: A Constitutional Manual (NITA 2005)

Articles: A Case Study in Systemic Unfairness: The Texas Death Penalty, 1973-94,1 Tex. Forum on Civ. Rts. & Civ. Lib.1 (1994); Capital Punishment: Texas Could Learn A Lot from Florida, Texas Lawyer, Feb. 26, 1996; Lopez in the Fifth Circuit: Watershed or Aberration?,1998 Fifth Circuit Bar Journal 209 (1998); The Antiquated Slight Evidence Rule in Federal Conspiracy Cases,1 Journal of Appellate Practice & Process 49 (1999); Disarray Among the Federal Circuits: Harmless Error Review of Rule 11 Violations,2 Journal of Appellate Practice & Process 143 (2000); When Reasonable Jurists Could
Disagree: The Fifth Circuit¿s Misapplication of the Frivolousness Standard, 3 Journal of Appellate Practice & Process 155 (2001); Felons, Firearms, and
Federalism: Reconsidering Scarborough in Light of Lopez,3 Journal of Appellate Practice & Process 671 (2001); A Primer on Federal Habeas Corpus, Voice for the Defense (August 2002); An Argument for Reviving the Actual Futility Exception to the Supreme Court¿s Procedural Default Doctrine, 4 Journal of Appellate Practice & Process 521 (2002); Applications for Certificates of Appealability and the Supreme Court¿s "Obligatory" Jurisdiction,5 Journal of Appellate Practice & Process 177 (2003); Preface, Symposium on Death Penalty Appeals and Post-Conviction Litigation, 5Journal of Appellate Practice and Process 271 (2003); A Primer on Post-Conviction Habeas Corpus Review,The Champion (June 2005).

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