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Criminal Law: Distribution of Cocaine Base Mixtures-Career Offender Enhancement-Crime of Violence

Defendant pleaded guilty to three controlled-substance offenses. The district court found that defendant’s two prior felony convictions in Minnesota for simple robbery qualified as crimes of violence and accordingly applied the career-offender enhancement. Where the court previously rejected the argument that the Minnesota simple robbery statute did not require force to be used in “taking” of ...