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Assault in aid of racketeering constitutes crime of violence (access required)

Where the statute criminalizing assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering activity “heightens” the common law assault definition by additionally requiring the use of a dangerous weapon, that combination satisfies the “crime of violence” definition under the § 924(c)(3)(A) force clause. As a result, the defendant’s conviction for murder remains valid. Background Petitioner argues that ...