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Supreme Court limits federal law requiring enhanced sentences for repeat offenders

Washington Post
 7 days ago

Cover picture for the articleThe Supreme Court on Thursday limited the scope of the federal Armed Career Criminal Act, which imposes enhanced sentences on repeat offenders with a past of violent felonies. It was the court’s latest examination of the 1984 law, often criticized for vague wording, and it often splits the justices. Thursday’s 5-to-4 decision was no exception.