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Criminal – Sentencing – Armed Career Criminal Act – ‘Violent Felony’ (access required)

The 4th Circuit’s 2003 test for a “violent felony” under the Armed Career Criminal Act does not survive a new U.S. Supreme Court decision, and the 4th Circuit court holds the district court must reconsider under the new test whether a defendant’s three previous failure-to-stop convictions under South Carolina law made him eligible for ...