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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Stephen H. Glickman
Fourteen years after being forced to plead guilty to the "crime" of owning a gun in Washington, the blot against the record of Dave Magnus may be cleared. On Thursday, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals recognized that one should not bear a stigma for the past possession of a firearm in the nation's capital for the purpose of self-defense. "A conviction for conduct that is not criminal, but is instead constitutionally-protected, is the ultimate miscarriage of justice," Judge Stephen H. Glickman wrote in the 12-page decision.
"A conviction for conduct that is not criminal, but is instead constitutionally-protected, is the ultimate miscarriage of justice," Judge Stephen H. Glickman wrote in the 12-page decision.