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Descamps v. U.S.

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Case Term OT 2012
Category Criminal Law
Question Presented Whether, in a case under the Armed Career Criminal Act, when a state crime does not require an element of the federal crime of burglary, the federal court may find the existence of that element by examining the record of the state proceedings under the "modified categorical approach.”
Lower Court's Decision yes
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Outcome - Reverse

This case was decided on 19 June, 2013.

Roberts
Robertsremand
Scalia
Scaliaremand
Kennedy
Kennedyremand
Thomas
Thomasremand
Ginsburg
Ginsburgremand
Breyer
Breyerremand
Alito
Alitoaffirm
Sotomayor
Sotomayorremand
Kagan
Kaganremand