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US v. Mayo, 16-4282

Held that a prisoner was entitled to habeas relief in the wake of the Supreme Court's 2015 decision invalidating a provision of the Armed Career Criminal Act. The defendant, who was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, argued that his previous crimes were not violent felonies in light of Johnson v. U.S. and therefore his enhanced sentence was now unconstitutional. On appeal, the Third Circuit agreed that at least one of the predicate offenses (Pennsylvania aggravated assault) was not a violent felony, and therefore vacated the district court's order and remanded the case for resentencing.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/08/22


  • Jordan


  • United States Third Circuit


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