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Introduction The Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) mandates an enhanced sentence when a felon in possession of a firearm was previously convicted of at...
Connecticut Supreme Court Invalidates Sentence that Relied on a Characterization of Defendant as a "Superpredator"
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Seventh Circuit Upholds Use of Acquitted Conduct to Triple Sentencing Exposure on a Preponderance of the Evidence.
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The Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) imposes a minimum fifteen-year sentence for violating 18 U.S.C. § 922(g) after three “violent felony” or “serious drug offense”...
Eleventh Circuit Creates Circuit Split by Holding that the FIRST STEP Act Does Not Grant Courts the Authority to Determine What Circumstances Justify Compassionate Release
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The day that ended the Trump Presidency also confirmed its lasting hold on the Eighth Amendment’s future. On November 3, 2020, I argued before...
Vol. 133 No. 8
Laws permitting the expungement of criminal convictions are a key component of modern criminal justice reform efforts and have been the subject of a...
Seventh Circuit Holds That Sentencing Judge's Consideration of Defendant's White Nationalist Views Did Not Violate the First Amendment.
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Congress fundamentally changed the punishment of federal crimes in the 1980s and almost entirely for the worse. The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984...
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Holds Drug-Free Probation Requirement Enforceable for Defendant with Substance Use Disorder.
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