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Court Vacates Sentence Enhanced for Prior Crime (access required)

The 4th Circuit vacates a defendant’s en­hanced 60-month sentence for illegal reentry into the U.S. based on the district court’s de­termination that defendant’s 1997 aggravat­ed assault conviction in Texas was a “crime of violence” under the reentry sentencing guideline; the Texas aggravated assault of­fense is broader than the federal generic “ag­gravated assault” offense, is not ...

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