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Criminal Practice – Sex Offender Registration Upheld for Juvenile Offender (access required)

U.S. v. Under Seal An appellant adjudicated a juvenile delinquent for the aggravated sexual abuse of his two half-sisters, ages six and 10, while his family resided in Japan with his mother who was on active duty with the U.S. Navy, is required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, 42 U.S.C. § 5031; the 4th Circuit says the registration requirement, as applied to appellant, does not violate the Federal Juvenile Delinquency Act or the Eighth Amendment.

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Criminal Practice – Juvenile – Appeals – Unpreserved Issue – Murder & Voluntary Manslaughter (access required)

In re Jamal G. The juvenile appellant did not raise an objection to the family court’s consideration and ultimate rejection of the lesser-included offense of voluntary manslaughter during the reading of the verdict. Furthermore, the juvenile did not make a post-trial motion requesting reconsideration of the denial to charge voluntary manslaughter. While the trial court may have made contradictory remarks and stated an improper standard for voluntary manslaughter, the juvenile should have objected to those statements...

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