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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:

SYKES v. UNITED STATES
Case Documents

1SYKES v. UNITED STATES Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
2SYKES v. UNITED STATES Oral Argument Audio (January 12, 2011)
3SYKES v. UNITED STATES Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
4SYKES v. UNITED STATES Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
5Opinion in SYKES v. UNITED STATES
6SYKES v. UNITED STATES Oral Argument Audio
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