US v. COLVIN, 00-3400
A conviction under 18 U.S.C. section 844(h)(1), which punishes the use of fire in the commission of "any felony," can be sustained when the predicate offense is a violation of 42 U.S.C. section 3631, which is a felony if fire is used.
- Argued 11/06/2002
- Decided 12/29/2003
- Published 12/29/2003
- WILLIAMS, Circuit Judge., Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and POSNER, COFFEY, EASTERBROOK, RIPPLE, MANION, KANNE, ROVNER, DIANE P. WOOD, EVANS, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellees:
- Sarah E. Harrington (argued), Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Appellate Section, Washington, DC, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Lauren Robel (argued), Indiana University, School of Law, Bloomington, IN, for Defendant-Appellant.