Court of Criminal Appeals Opinions

Format: 02/01/2015
Format: 02/01/2015
03C01-9506-CR-00159
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Sullivan County Court of Criminal Appeals 04/16/96
State v. Cornelius T. Luster, No. 02C01-9201-Cr-00019, Shelby Co. (Tenn. Crim . App. Nov. 29,1992), The
03C01-9407-CR-00262
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: R. Jerry Beck
Sullivan County Court of Criminal Appeals 04/16/96
03C01-9407-CR-00262
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Sullivan County Court of Criminal Appeals 04/16/96
State vs. Mirack Smith
W1999-01566-CCA-R3-PC
Authoring Judge: Judge John Everett Williams
Trial Court Judge: Carolyn Wade Blackett
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 04/15/96
03C01-9507-CR-00186
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Hamilton County Court of Criminal Appeals 04/15/96
03C01-9410-CR-00390
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Douglas A. Meyer
Hamilton County Court of Criminal Appeals 04/15/96
02C01-9601-CC-00022
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Robertson County Court of Criminal Appeals 04/12/96
01C01-9508-CC-00260
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Dickson County Court of Criminal Appeals 04/12/96
01C01-9505-CC-00125
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: W. Charles Lee
Lincoln County Court of Criminal Appeals 04/12/96
01C01-9503-CC-00072
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Buddy D. Perry
Sequatchie County Court of Criminal Appeals 04/12/96
01C01-9412-CC-00438
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Williamson County Court of Criminal Appeals 04/12/96
03C01-9404-CR-0
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Russell C. Hinson
Hamilton County Court of Criminal Appeals 04/10/96
State of Tennessee v. Ralph Avery Smith
03C01-9410-CR-00366
Authoring Judge: Judge William M. Barker
Trial Court Judge: Judge Mayo L. Mashburn

The appellant, Ralph Avery Smith, was convicted of the sale of cocaine, a class B felony, and sentenced as a Range I standard offender to eight years in the Department of Correction. On appeal, the appellant argues (a) that the evidence was insufficient to support the jury's verdict, (b) that a prospective juror was improperly removed by the prosecution in violation of Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986), (c) that the trial court erred in admitting certain evidence, and (d) that he was denied the effective assistance of counsel at trial.

McMinn County Court of Criminal Appeals 04/03/96