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Resisting Arrest Not ‘Crime of Violence’ (access required)

The Maryland statutory crime of resisting arrest does not qualify as a “crime of violence” under federal sentencing guidelines governing reentry by a deported alien; on rehearing en banc, the 4th Circuit vacates defendant’s enhanced sentence and remands for resentencing. The reentry guideline, USSG § 2L1.2, advises district judges to increase by 12 or 16 the ...

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