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ACCA Vagueness, VICAR Violations and Defining Violent Crimes (access required)

Alleged members of the Mad Stone Bloods gang request that a Roanoke U.S. District Court dismiss the counts in the superseding indictment charging them with the use and discharge of firearms during crimes of violence, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c).  The government alleges that the crimes committed under § 924(c) are violent crimes ...