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8th Circuit splits on meaning of old statute

For a law that was rewritten 40 years ago, a version of Missouri’s second-degree burglary statute dating to the 1970s sure is causing the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals a lot of disagreement. In a 2-1 ruling on July 3, an appellate panel said a Missouri defendant’s 1977 conviction for second-degree burglary isn’t a “violent ...
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