Entries from Harmfulerror tagged with 'violent felony'

US Supreme Court issues 3 opinions

Via Scotusblog: In Johnson v. United States, the Court rules 7-2 that a "violent felony" under federal law requires the use of physical violence, thereby reversing and remanding the lower court.  Justice Scalia writes for the majority, while Justice Alito...

US Supreme Court criminal cases preview

Alvarez v. Smith - Whether local law enforcement agencies may seize and retain custody indefinitely of personal property without judicial or administrative review of the lawfulness of the continued detention of the property. Argument scheduled for 10/14/09 Beard v. Kindler. ...

US Supreme Court issues opinions in 2 criminal cases

This morning the United States Supreme Court issued opinions in Chambers v. United States and Jimenez v. Quarterman.  In Chambers, the Court concludes that a state court offense of failure to report for penal confinement was not a "violent felony"...

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