[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] 6-3 in Sykes v. United States [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] that fleeing after being ordered to stop is a violent felony within the meaning of the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) [18 USC § 924(e)]. Delivering the opinion for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy analyzed the case by comparing the violence in running to the violence in burglaries:Burglary is dangerous because it can end in confrontation leading…

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