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On Monday the Supreme Court hears oral argument in Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill; Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the Supreme Court also hears oral argument in Smith v. Berryhill; Kathryn Moore has our preview.

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Sykes v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-11311 7th Cir. Jan 12, 2011
Tr.Aud.
Jun 9, 2011 6-3 Kennedy OT 2010

Holding: Using a vehicle while knowingly or intentionally fleeing from a law enforcement officer after being ordered to stop constitutes a violent felony, as proscribed by Indiana law, for purposes of the Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U.S.C. § 924(e).

Judgment: Affirmed, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy on June 9, 2011. Justice Scalia filed a dissenting opinion. Justice Kagan also filed a dissenting opinion, which Justice Ginsburg joined.

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