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Whether Jury Must Find Defendant’s Prior Convictions Were “Committed on Occasions Different from One Another”

Case Name: United States v. Erlinger (7th Cir. 2023) 77 F.4th 617, cert. granted 11/20/2023
Case #: 23-370
Last Updated: November 20, 2023

Whether the Constitution requires a jury trial and proof beyond a reasonable doubt to find that a defendant’s prior convictions were “committed on occasions different from one another,” as is necessary to impose an enhanced sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U.S.C. § 924(e)(1).

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