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Stokeling v. US, 17–5554

Held that the Armed Career Criminal Act encompasses a robbery offense if an element is the use of force sufficient to overcome a victim's resistance. Under this test, the defendant's conviction of robbery under Florida law qualified as a predicate violent felony for a 15-year mandatory-minimum sentence. Justice Thomas wrote the 5-4 opinion, which distinguished Johnson v. US, 559 U. S. 133 (2010).

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/01/15


  • Thomas


  • United States Supreme Court