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Criminal – Felon In Possession – Prior Convictions – Violent Felonies (access required)

A felon with a firearm should have been sentenced as an Armed Career Criminal, the 4th Circuit says, because, contrary to the district court’s holding, a 2008 U.S. Supreme Court decision did not effectively overrule 4th Circuit law that says a conviction under the North Carolina breaking and entering statute is a “violent” felony under ...