The principal issues are (1) whether Blair is procedurally barred from a second mandamus petition seeking to order the comptroller to compensate him for a wrongful capital-murder conviction proved by DNA evidence and (2) whether his current incarceration for four child-molestation convictions (he confessed nine years after his murder conviction to molesting a witness's children) bar compensation for years he spent on death row before those convictions. Acting on Blair's initial request for compensation, the comptroller rejected it, reasoning in part that the Legislature intended to compensate only wrongfully imprisoned inmates who were freed and in part because he served concurrent sentences for parole revocation his capital-murder case triggered. The Supreme Court denied Blair's first mandamus petition. Then Blair tried again after the Court decided In re Billy James Smith last year. Smith held that the Tim Cole Act did not bar compensation because of a concurrent sentence from parole revocation because of the wrongful conviction. The comptroller rejected that request, reasoning that his arguments were the same as before.