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Assault with intent to murder is a ‘violent felony’ (access required)

A defendant was properly categorized under the Armed Career Criminal Act, or ACCA, because his conviction for assault with intent to murder qualified as a “violent felony” under the statute. Background Kevin Battle appeals from the district court’s denial of his motion to vacate his sentence under 28 U.S.C. § 2255. Battle had been sentenced as an ...