This week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases addressing whether specific state offenses are violent felonies within the meaning of the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA): Stokeling v. United States (Florida robbery statute that punishes takings by slight force), and United States v. Stitt (state burglary statutes that punish vehicle break-ins). The statutes at issue are similar to the New York robbery and burglary statutes in their scope.
For a detailed analysis of the arguments in these cases, see Rory Little’s analysis at SCOTUSBlog.
The transcript in Stokeling is available here.
The transcript in Stitt, which featured a masterful oral argument by Jeffrey Fisher, is available here.
Speaking of masterful, the FDNY’s Sarah Baumgartel recently argued before the Supreme Court in United States v. Gundy on the question of whether SORNA’s delegation of authority to the Attorney General under 42 U.S.C. § 16913 violates the nondelegation doctrine. Congratulations to Ms. Baumgartel!
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