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Croft v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-297 4th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit erred in concluding that a conviction for South Carolina carjacking is categorically a crime of violence under the force clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act, when the state carjacking statute, on its face, criminalizes taking a vehicle by “by force and violence or by intimidation”; and (2) whether the 4th Circuit, departing from the Supreme Court’s instructions that the categorical approach focuses on the usual and customary meaning of a statute’s plain text, erred in placing improper weight on petitioner Travis Croft’s failure to identify “actual cases” demonstrating nonviolent applications of South Carolina’s carjacking statute — even though the South Carolina statute, on its face, criminalizes acts of “intimidation” that are not necessarily violent.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 26 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 29, 2021)
Sep 10 2021Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Sep 15 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/8/2021.