Newby v. United States
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
797 A.2d 1233 (2002)
Jacqueline Newby (defendant), the mother of a six-year-old girl, was at a park in Washington, D.C. with her daughter when witnesses saw her hit and kick the girl repeatedly, slap the girl with the back of a heavily ringed hand, and beat the girl after she had been knocked to the ground. The United States (plaintiff) charged Newby with simple assault. At trial, Newby testified that the girl had been acting out and was overexcited. Newby acknowledged that she had lost control but claimed that her actions were done out of fear that the girl would hurt herself. Newby was convicted. She appealed, contending that the government failed to make its case because it did not prove that she acted with malice.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Glickman, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 166,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,800 briefs, keyed to 187 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.