SCOTUS Shoots Down Tougher Sentences for Gun Crimes - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 24, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch sided with the high court’s liberals to strike down a law that calls for longer sentencing when a person uses a firearm in connection with a “crime of violence,” Fox News reports. Writing the majority opinion, Gorsuch said the stated definition of a “crime of violence” – that is, a felony “that by its nature, involves a substantial risk that physical force against the person or property of another may be used in the course of committing the offense” – was confusing and vague.