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Argument preview: Court to construe “except” clause of Section 924(c)

On Monday, in Abbott v. United States and Gould v. United States, the Court will consider whether two defendants were improperly sentenced to consecutive five-year prison terms under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) when they were subject to a greater minimum sentence on a different count of conviction.  Professor Brooks Holland of Gonzaga University School of Law previews the case for the American Bar Association’s PREVIEW of U.S. Supreme Court Cases; the ABA has generously agreed to share some of its previews – which are authored by practitioners and scholars in the field – with SCOTUSblog.  You can read Professor Holland’s preview here; PREVIEW’s website is here.