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Sentence Reversed for 16-Level Enhancement (access required)

In sentencing defendant for unlawful re-entry as a removed alien after an aggravated felony conviction, the district court erred in applying a 16-level enhancement for defendant’s prior conviction under a Maryland statute for having sex with an 11-year-old girl; the 4th Circuit says the trial court should have applied the categorical approach, not the modified ...

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