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US v. Span, 14-4655

District court's application of the mandatory minimum fifteen-year term of imprisonment pursuant to the Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U.S.C. section 924(e) (ACCA), is reversed and remanded for resentencing where the Government has failed to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that defendant's prior felonies were separate and distinct criminal episodes for purposes of the ACCA.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/08/2015
  • Published 06/08/2015

Judges

  • Davis

Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit

Counsel