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.
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.