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Strangely, Justice Holmes wrote the opinion in the first SCOTUS case that dealt with the stand-your-ground defense raised where the defendant was not on his own property when he "stood-his-ground." Brown v. United States (1921) (holding that a person attacked by another with a knife does not, as a matter of law, exceed the bounds of lawful self-defense if he stands his ground and kills his assailant, where he has sufficient reason to believe that he is in imminent danger of death or grievous bodily harm from his assailant).

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It's controversial for two reasons. First, it provides that a person who uses deadly physical force under the circumstances where he believes it is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm, is immune from criminal prosecution and any civil action for the use of that force. Second, the immunity provision and the determination of whether it applies, is not to be decided by the jury, but rather, it is to be decided by the court before any criminal prosecution can proceed.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Urgent, Please Help
« on: April 22, 2012, 07:31:59 PM »
I don't attend any of the schools listed, but as a summer associate, I worked with kids from all three schools.

Why do you think Syracuse has a better reputation than Buffalo? Outside of L.I., I'm not sure how far Hofstra's reputation travels. Nonetheless, if you're interested in Long Island, Hofstra is probably the best choice. You'll almost assuredly have more opportunities to network with L.I. attorneys if you're going to school on Long Island.

According to NALP, Buffalo fielded twice as many employers at OCI than Syracuse, and Hofstra just edged Buffalo with 36 employers.

http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_advanced.asp

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General Off-Topic Board / If I Did It
« on: April 20, 2012, 02:05:12 PM »
Has anyone read If I Did It by O.J. Simpson? The Goldman family published the book after fighting it out with O.J. and Nichole Simpson's family. After reading it, it most def seems as though O.J. did it.


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Serena Southerlyn was a lesbian?
« on: April 20, 2012, 08:01:02 AM »
I thought Serena posed that question in an effort to get protected status so that she could sue the city for wrongful discharge.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: go newt go!
« on: April 08, 2012, 08:49:18 PM »
Apparently, on “Fox News Sunday,” Gingrich described Mitt Romney as "far and away the most likely" GOP nominee...

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: ZOMG J!
« on: April 06, 2012, 09:48:41 PM »
Toats.

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General Board / Re: Help Me With Character/Fitness Issues
« on: April 06, 2012, 09:30:44 PM »
There are attorneys that specialize in issues such as this. You may want to contact an attorney for more information.

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General Board / Re: In-House Counsel undergraduate major?
« on: April 01, 2012, 10:41:25 AM »
Although this is probably not always the case, generally, companies hire highly experienced attorneys for in-house positions.  So, chances are not good that one can land an in-house job directly out of  law school.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Working on Saturday Is a Suck.
« on: March 31, 2012, 05:54:50 PM »
Agreed.

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