Jun 24, 2019
A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that a federal law requiring longer prison sentences for using a gun during a "crime of violence" is unconstitutionally vague.
The court voted 5-4 stating the law "provides no reliable way" to determine which offenses qualify as crimes of violence.Posted in:
The case presented to the Supreme Court involved two men -- Maurice Davis and Andre Glover -- who were convicted of several robbery charges and another federal statute that required increased mandatory minimum sentences for a "crime of violence."
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