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Criminal Law: Use of Firearm in Furtherance of Crime-Crime of Violence-Constitutionality

CDefendant pleaded guilty to using a firearm in furtherance of a crime. The underlying crime of violence was aiding and abetting armed robbery of controlled substances. On appeal, defendant challenged whether the residual-clause definition of “crime of violence” was unconstitutionally vague. Where courts had defined “intimidation” as the “threat of force,” aiding and abetting armed robbery ...

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