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LOCKHART v. UNITED STATES

Docket No.: 14-8358
Certiorari Granted: 05/26/15
Argued: November 3, 2015

Topic:

chapter 11

PartyNames: Avondale Lockhart v. United States
Petitioner: Avondale Lockhart
Respondent: United States

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Citation: 749 F.3d 148
Supreme Court Docket

Avondale Lockhart
v.
United States
Question Presented:

Section 2252(b)(2) of title 18, U.S. C., requires a district court to impose a prison term of at least ten years on a defendant convicted of possessing child pornography if he "has a prior conviction ... under the laws of any State relating to aggravated sexual abuse, sexual abuse, or abusive sexual conduct involving a minor or ward." The question presented is whether Section 2252(b)(2)'s mandatory minimum sentence is triggered by a prior conviction under a state law relating to "aggravated sexual abuse" or "sexual abuse," even though the conviction did not "involv[e] a minor or ward," an issue that divides the federal courts of appeals.

LOCKHART v. UNITED STATES
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 3, 2015

Listen to Oral Argument in LOCKHART v. UNITED STATES
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