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Criminal – Sentencing – ACCA – State Conviction Vacatur (access required)

A district court erred in granting post-conviction relief from a weapons-possession sentence enhanced under the Armed Career Criminal Act, based on the state court’s vacatur of two of the five state court convictions used for the enhancement; because defendant could not show the vacated sentences alone made his federal sentence unlawful, the 4th Circuit reverses ...