Beard v. United States

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Beard v. United States
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Submitted March 13, 1895
Decided May 27, 1895
Full case name Babe Beard v. United States
Citations 158 U.S. 550 (more)
15 S. Ct. 962; 39 L. Ed. 1086; 1895 U.S. LEXIS 2278
Court membership
Chief Justice
Melville Fuller
Associate Justices
Stephen J. Field · John M. Harlan
Horace Gray · David J. Brewer
Henry B. Brown · George Shiras Jr.
Howell E. Jackson · Edward D. White
Case opinions
Majority Harlan, joined by unanimous

Beard v. United States, 158 U.S. 550 (1895), is a United States Supreme Court case in which self-defense in a homicide case was found not to require a duty to retreat.[1]:551


  1. ^ Criminal Law - Cases and Materials, 7th ed. 2012, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business; John Kaplan, Robert Weisberg, Guyora Binder, ISBN 978-1-4548-0698-1, [1]

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