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CASE ENTRY

United States v. McCollum

At sentencing, question arises whether “conspiracy to commit murder” qualifies as a “crime of violence.” Fourth Circuit: Congress defined the word “conspiracy” so broadly (without any “overt act” requirement) that we reluctantly conclude it does not. Dissent: Plotting to kill a human being is not a crime of violence? Heaven help us.


Tags: 2018, Criminal Law, Fourth Circuit, Sentencing

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