I blog about legal theory and legal philosophy, with an emphasis on the theoretical questions raised by recent judicial decisions.

What Is an Occasion?

By Bill Watson / March 24, 2022

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court held in Wooden v. United States that ten counts of burglary committed on the same night at the same storage facility occurred on the same “occasion” for purposes of the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA). Although unanimous with respect to the outcome, the Court fractured with respect to rationale.…

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