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United States v. Terin Moss

United States v. Terin Moss, No. 17-10473 (April 4, 2019) The Court vacated the defendant’s sentence after holding that a prior conviction under Georgia’s aggravated assault statute is not a “crime of violence” under the ACCA or Federal Sentencing Guidelines when the conviction is based on a simple assault with a mens rea of recklessness. […]

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United States v. Lonnie Anthony Jones

United States v. Lonnie Anthony Jones, No. 17-12240 (October 25, 2018) The Court affirmed the defendant’s sentence after holding that defendant’s prior second-degree murder conviction was a “violent felony” under the ACCA’s elements clause. Violent Felony/ACCA – Second-degree murder in Florida constitutes a “violent felony” under the elements clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act. […]

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