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Possession of a Firearm by a Felon – Sentencing Level – Common Law Robbery (access required)

U.S. v. Gattis (VLW No. 017-2-207, 22 pp.) (Niemeyer, J.) 16-4663; Dec. 4, 2017; USDC at Raleigh, N.C. 4th Cir. Holding: Although the North Carolina offense of common law robbery does not qualify as a “violent felony” under the force clause of U.S.S.G. § 4B1.2’s definition of “crime of violence,” it does involve enough force to ...