Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

SC on Categorical Approach: Descamps v. U.S.


"[W]e hold that sentencing courts may not apply the modified categorical approach when the crime of which the defendant was convicted has a single, indivisible set of elements." - Descamps v. U.S., June 20, 2013.

See also, Waiting for Descamps: How the Supreme Court Might Save Your Crim/Imm Case

(And stand by for more on this issue from the ILRC, the IDP and NIP/NLG.)