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Jury instruction taken off headnote created error (access required)

Lawyers and judges who stray from the Model Jury Instructions have a new imperative: When writing instructions taken from cases, make sure the headnotes of the case match the actual language of a decision. A man convicted of sodomy earned a new trial because a jury instruction was taken from a headnote that apparently said something ...

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