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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

SCOTUS Decides James v. United States

Supreme_court_20_2 In James v. United States, No. 05-9264, the Supreme Court ruled that a prior conviction for an attempt crime may count as a predicate "violent felony" for purposes of the Armed Career Criminal Act if it qualifies under the ACCA's "residual" clause by virtue of the fact that it "otherwise involves conduct that presents a serious potential risk of physical injury to another." More. . . [Mark Godsey]

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