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Articles by Leah Litman

Vague Criminality and Mass Incarceration: Will Dimaya End the Insanity?

by Leah Litman, Harvard Law Review Blog

Today [April 17, 2018] the Supreme Court decided Sessions v. Dimaya and struck down the federal definition of “crime of violence” as unconstitutionally vague. The statute, section 16(b) (along with its very analogous cousin, section 924(c)), has meaningfully contributed to mass incarceration, racial ...



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