Tag Archives: domestic violence

March 26, 2014 United States Supreme Court opinion

United States v Castleman Castleman was charged under 18 USC 922(g)(9) as a domestic violence misdemeanant in possession of firearms. He argued his Tennessee conviction did not qualify as a domestic violence misdemeanor. The district court accepted the argument and … Continue reading

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July 18, 2012 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Hawes Hawes killed his estranged wife and pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter. The sentencing court ruled that he was eligible for early parole based on domestic violence suffered by Hawes at the hand of his wife. The State … Continue reading

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June 6, 2012 South Carolina published opinions

Supreme Court State v Tapp Tapp was convicted of rape and murder. On appeal, among other assignments of error, he argued that the state‚Äôs expert testimony was improperly admitted. During the appeal, the South Carolina Supreme Court issued a decision … Continue reading

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February 3, 2012 4th Circuit published opinions

Pennsylvania National Mutual Casualty Insurance Company v Roberts A state plaintiff obtained a judgment in a case involving lead poisoning of a child against a Pennsylvania Mutual insured party and a third party. Liability was joint and several. Pennsylvania Mutual … Continue reading

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