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US v. Billups, 07-2037

Enhanced sentence imposed upon a "career offender" based in part upon a prior state conviction for false imprisonment is affirmed where, in the ordinary case, the Wisconsin false imprisonment offense involves purposeful, aggressive conduct that presents a serious potential risk of physical injury to another, and was therefore properly classified under the Sentencing Guidelines as a crime of violence.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 04/03/2008
  • Decided 07/29/2008
  • Published 07/29/2008


  • TINDER, Circuit Judge., Before FLAUM, MANION, and TINDER, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Timothy M. O'Shea (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Madison, WI, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Richard H. Parsons, Jonathan E. Hawley, Kent V. Anderson (argued), Office of the Federal Public Defender, Peoria, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.
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