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US v. Stitt, 17–765

Interpreted the meaning of "burglary" in the Armed Career Criminal Act. Held that the statutory term includes burglary of a structure or vehicle that has been adapted or is customarily used for overnight accommodation. The Act requires an enhanced sentence for offenders who have at least three previous convictions for certain violent or drug-related felonies, and specifically includes burglary as one of those prior felonies. Justice Breyer wrote the unanimous opinion.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/12/10


  • Breyer


  • United States Supreme Court


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