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Lampkins v. United States

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS


October 2, 2009

REGINALD D. LAMPKINS, APPELLANT,
v.
UNITED STATES, APPELLEE.

Per curiam.

No. F11596-06

BEFORE: Terry, Schwelb and King, Senior Judges.

ORDER

Amicus Curiae the Public Defender Service has moved this court to vacate its order directing that this court's decision affirming appellant's convictions, originally issued as an unpublished Memorandum Opinion and Judgment, be reissued as a published opinion. Amicus contends that certain language in our opinion is not in conformity with this court's prior case law. Specifically, amicus takes issue with language in the last paragraph of our opinion suggesting that our decision in Wilson-Bey v. United States, 903 A.2d 818 (D.C. 2006) (en banc), disapproving the "Redbook" aiding and abetting jury instruction in premeditated murder cases, has no application to general intent crimes.

Our decision affirming the judgment in this case has already been published, see Lampkins v. United States, 973 A.2d 171 (D.C. 2009) (Lampkins I), and we do not believe that setting aside our order directing publication is an appropriate remedy. In Wheeler v. United States, No. 05-CF-716, slip op. at 22 n.34 (D.C. Aug. 13, 2009), however, the court described the language in Lampkins I to which amicus objects, see 973 A.2d at 174, as "not binding" because this court had previously applied the holding in Wilson-Bey to certain general intent offenses.*fn1 We agree with and accept the position in Wheeler that the Wilson-Bey ruling is not automatically inapplicable to every general intent crime. Reconsideration of the order directing publication is unnecessary, and the motion is denied.


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