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The Eleventh Circuit upheld his conviction and sentence, rejecting the application of the “categorical approach” to defining “serious drug offenses, and holding that the ACCA definition “requires only that the predicate offense involves certain activities related to controlled substances.”
The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that “serious drug offense” requires only that the state offense involves the conduct specified in the statute, and does not require that the state offense in question match certain generic drug offenses under federal law.
The opinion was written by Justice Ginsburg. Justice Kavanaugh filed a concurring opinion.
To discuss the case, we have Gregory A. Brower, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.