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Violent Felony Definition Enumerated, Not Vague, in this Case (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court grants the United States’ motion to dismiss defendant’s 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion, contending that her sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act was invalid post Johnson v. United States. In Johnson, decided in 2015, the court found that one phrase of the ACCA definition of “violent felony” was unconstitutionally vague.  ...