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Court Vacates Enhanced ACCA Sentence (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court grants a 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion to correct defendant’s sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act, in light of Johnson v. U.S., 135 S.Ct. 2551 (2015); because defendant’s Virginia statutory burglary conviction only qualifies as an ACCA predicate felony by way of the now-invalidated residual clause, defendant’s ACCA sentence ...