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CASE ENTRY

Higdon v. United States

Man convicted in 1984 of shooting into an occupied building gets nabbed for gun possession in 2012; he gets 15-year mandatory-minimum sentence. But wait! Is shooting into an occupied building a violent crime? The Sixth Circuit says no; he didn’t actually hurt anyone, so it doesn’t count towards the mandatory minimum. Resentence him.


Tags: 2018, Firearms, Sentencing, Sixth Circuit

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