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No ACCA Enhancement for S.C. Assault & Battery (access required)

A defendant’s 15-year mandatory minimum sentence is vacated, as his South Carolina conviction for the common law crime of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature is not a “violent felony” under the Armed Career Criminal Act; the 4th Circuit applies a 2013 sentencing decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, and says the ...

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