Smith's Criminal Case Compendium

Smith's Criminal Case Compendium

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This compendium includes significant criminal cases by the U.S. Supreme Court & N.C. appellate courts, Nov. 2008 – Present. Selected 4th Circuit cases also are included.

Jessica Smith prepared case summaries Nov. 2008-June 4, 2019; later summaries are prepared by other School staff.

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E.g., 02/25/2024
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In this habitual felon common-law robbery case, the trial court did not err by denying the defendant’s motions to recuse the entire Henderson County District Attorney’s Office. The defendant’s recusal motions asserted that ADA Bender previously represented the defendant in one of the felonies...

The court vacated the trial court’s order recusing the District Attorney and all staff of that office from further prosecuting the defendant and five unnamed co-defendants. In 2013, the defendant was indicted for electronic sweepstakes offenses. Those charges resulted in a mistrial. In 2015, the...

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