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Juvenile ‘Violent Felonies’ Count for ACCA (access required)

A defendant sentenced as an armed career criminal for a weapons offense at age 33 cannot overturn his sentence by arguing the Eighth Amendment forbids a sentencing scheme that includes violent felonies he committed as a juvenile; the 4th Circuit rejects defendant’s attempt to extend the rationale of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2012 decision in ...

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