Conflicts Keyed to Currie
Williams v. State of North Carolina (II)
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Williams (Defendant) and Hendrix (Defendant) were residents of North Carolina. They moved to Nevada and filed for divorce against their spouses in a Nevada court. Defendants were granted divorces, the Nevada court finding that each was domiciled in Nevada. Defendants then married each other and moved back to North Carolina, where they were indicted for bigamy. Defendants were convicted on the ground that they were not domiciled in Nevada when the divorces were granted and therefore Nevada had no divorce jurisdiction over them.
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