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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of a Firearm-Armed Career Criminal-Calculation of Base-Offense Level

Defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The district court concluded that defendant qualified as an armed career criminal and calculated a base-offense level of 34 with a criminal history category VI. On appeal, defendant ...

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Criminal Law: Armed Career Criminal-Prior Violent Felony-Concurrent Sentence Doctrine

Defendant pleaded guilty to distributing cocaine base and possessing a firearm as an armed career criminal. Defendant conceded his prior convictions made him an armed career criminal. After the Court’s decision in Descamps v. U.S., 570 U.S. 254, defendant unsuccessfully ...

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Criminal: Felon in Possession of Firearm-Armed Career Criminal-Successive Motion to Vacate Sentence

Defendant was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced as an armed career criminal. Following the denial of defendant’s first motion to vacate sentence, the Supreme Court ruled that the residual clause of the ...

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