California, United States of America
The following excerpt is from People v. Berryman, 25 Cal.Rptr.2d 867, 6 Cal.4th 1048, 864 P.2d 40 (Cal. 1993):
The standard of review for a claim of instructional error of this kind is de novo: the question is one of law, involving as it does the determination of the applicable legal principles (see People v. Louis (1986) 42 Cal.3d 969, 985, 232 Cal.Rptr. 110, 728 P.2d 180).
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