June 23, 2014
SCOTUS grants cert to resolve split over reach of statutory bank robbery aggravator
This morning the Supreme Court granted review in three new cases, one of which involves a federal criminal statutory mandatory minimum sentence for a kind of aggravated bank robbery. Here is SCOTUSblog description of the new case on the SCOTUS docket:
Whitfield v. United States
Issue: Whether 18 U.S.C. § 2113(e), which provides a minimum sentence of ten years in prison and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment for a bank robber who forces another person “to accompany him” during the robbery or while in flight, requires proof of more than a de minimis movement of the victim.
June 23, 2014 at 09:53 AM | Permalink
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