Second Circuit determines that Connecticut robbery crimes, and all state “robbery” crimes, qualify as ACCA predicates

United States v. Shabazz, 2d Cir. Jan. 2, 2019 (Leval, C.J.) In an extraordinary opinion that was nominally about a particular state robbery statute, the Second Circuit indicated that any robbery crime under the law of any state will qualify as a “violent felony” under the Armed Career Criminal Act (“ACCA”) “force clause,” 18 U.S.C. […]