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PSR ‘Facts’ Don’t Pass Muster for ACCA (access required)

A district court committed plain error when it used the presentence report’s discussion of the circumstances surrounding defendant’s two prior violent-felony convictions  to apply an Armed Career Criminal Act enhancement under 18 U.S.C. § 924 when sentencing defendant as a felon in possession of a firearm; the 4th Circuit vacates the sentence and remands for ...

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