Dear 9th Circuit, will you marry me?

12 Apr

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So in love with the 9th circuit lately.  3 opinions  since October 2015 (boom boom pow) holding that certain offenses are not crimes of violence.  A fourth,  today, adopted a 1st Cir. holding that a robbery, defined as theft accomplished by means of violence, is not, in fact, a crime of violence.  Considering use of a gun in furtherance of a crime of violence has a 25 mandatory minimum (and frankly, how else would you find yourself prosecuted for federal robberies without using a gun), this is HUGE. XOXOX Judges Wilken, Reinhardt x2, and Fisher.

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