Brief filed: 06/04/2018
Ovalles v. United States
11th Circuit Court of Appeals; Case No. 17-10172
861 F.3d 1257 (11th Cir. June 30, 2017
Section 924(c)(3)’s plain language and Supreme Court precedent compel McGuire’s categorical approach. The rule of lenity requires application of the strict categorical approach. The categorical approach provides significant pragmatic benefits.
Douglas H. Hallward-Driemeier and Jonathan R. Ference-Burke, Ropes & Gray LLP, Washington, DC; Aaron M. Katz, Erin R. Macgowan, Daniel N. Swartz, and Nicholas A. Dube, Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston, MA; David O. Markus, NACDL, Miami, FL.