United States v. Martin Johnson (4th Cir. December 2019)
ACCA, Career Offender, Drug Offenses, Evidence, Firearm Offenses, Fourth Circuit, Jury Instructions|
The Court held that a district court does not plainly err by failing to give a limiting instruction when admitting 404(b) evidence in the absence of a defendant’s request for such an instruction. Additionally, the Court held that robbery possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute under Maryland law are predicate “violent felonies” under the ACCA.