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Virginia Supreme Court asked to interpret robbery statute (access required)

Because it is uncertain whether the Supreme Court of Virginia would conclude that common law robbery can be committed by means of threatening to accuse the victim of sodomy, and that question is determinative on whether the defendant qualifies as a “career offender” under the Armed Career Criminal Act, or ACCA, the question was certified ...