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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Oral argument before SCOTUS tomorrow in Indiana case

Updating this March 12, 2010 ILB entry re the 7th Circuit decision in U.S. v. Sykes, affirming Judge McKinney's sentence enhancement, oral argument will take place tomorrow before the SCOTUS in this case, where the issue, according to the SCOTUSBlog summary, is (in plain English): "Whether fleeing the police in a car, after being ordered to stop, constitutes a 'violent felony' within the meaning of the Armed Career Criminal Act, which imposes heightened sentences for such violent felonies."

The SCOTUSBlog page also includes link to the documents in the case. Indianapolis attorney William E. Marsh, of Indiana Federal Community Defenders, is counsel of record on the petitioner's merits brief and will be arguing the case for Sykes.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 11, 2011 10:26 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions