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US v. Thomas, No. 07-3080

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By FindLaw Staff on July 21, 2009 4:38 PM

Defendant's firearm possession sentence is vacated where 1) the law of the case doctrine precluded the district court from revisiting its determination at resentencing; and 2) the government adequately established that defendant committed the requisite predicate offenses under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) "on occasions different from one another" so as to subject defendant to the ACCA's mandatory 15-year sentence.

Read US v. Thomas, No. 07-3080

Appellate Information

Argued April 23, 2009

Decided July 21, 2009


Opinion by Judge Henderson


For Appellant:

SuzAnne C. Nyland, Assistant United States Attorney, Washington, DC

Jeffrey A. Taylor, United States Attorney, Washington, DC

For Appellee:

A. J. Kramer, Federal Public Defender, Washington, DC

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