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Sentence Enhancement for Duplicates of Child Porn Image (access required)

A defendant who sent duplicates of a limited number of images of child pornography is eligible for a five-level enhancement of his sentence under Section 2G2.2(b)(7)(D) of the federal sentencing guidelines; the 4th Circuit rejects the notion that duplicate images ...

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Denial of Justifiable Self-Defense Instruction Upheld (access required)

At defendant’s jury trial for robbery and felony-murder, the trial court did not err in declining to give a jury instruction on justifiable self-defense, in addition to the instruction it offered on excusable self-defense; the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s ...

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