US v. Ricks, No. 07-5127 - U.S. Fourth Circuit
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US v. Ricks, No. 07-5127

Defendant's firearm possession conviction is reversed where the district court erred in denying defendant's proposed justification instruction because a reasonable trier of fact could have found that defendant's possession was justified as self-defense.

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Appellate Information

Argued: March 26, 2009

Decided: July 20, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Gregory

Counsel

For Appellant:

Ross Hall Richardson, Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina, Inc., Charlotte, NC

For Appellee:

Adam Christopher Morris, Office of the United States Attorney, Charlotte, NC