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Justices rule against gov’t on sentencing enhancements

WASHINGTON — In a ruling that limits the information courts can consider when determining whether to impose sentencing enhancements under the Armed Career Criminal Act, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that courts cannot parse the facts behind underlying convictions ...

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Justices to decide if non-generic crimes trigger act

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether courts may take a modified categorical approach to determining whether a conviction for burglary, which requires fewer elements than generic burglary, qualifies as a violent felony under the Armed Career Criminal ...

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