In a 7-2 decision Tuesday, the court decided that a conviction for attempted robbery under the federal Hobbs Act does not fit the definition of a “crime of violence,” and therefore does not trigger an enhanced sentence when a firearm is used.

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The ruling will allow the man, Justin Taylor, and other defendants who have received between 5 and 10 extra years tacked onto their sentences for attempted Hobbs Act robbery to now challenge those convictions and sentences.

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