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SYKES v. UNITED STATES

Docket No.: 09-11311
Certiorari Granted: 09/28/10
Argued: January 12, 2011
Decided: 06/09/11

Topics:

Armed Career Criminal Act, United States Sentencing Guidelines, murder

PartyNames: Marcus Sykes v. United States
Petitioner: Marcus Sykes
Respondent: United States

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Citation: 598 F.3d 334

Marcus Sykes
v.
United States
Question Presented:

Whether using a vehicle while knowingly or intentionally fleeing from a law enforcement officer after being ordered to stop constitutes a "violent felony" under the Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U.S.C. ยง 924(e).

Question:

Does a conviction for resisting arrest counts as a violent felony under the Armed Career Criminal Act?

SYKES v. UNITED STATES
ORAL ARGUMENT

01/12/11

Listen to Oral Argument in SYKES v. UNITED STATES
Holding: affirmed
Vote: 6-3
Opinion By:
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