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Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Chambers v. United States

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06-11206 7th Cir. Nov 10, 2008
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Jan 13, 2009 9-0 Breyer OT 2008

Issue: Whether a failure to report to prison is the equivalent of escape for purposes of enhanced sentencing under the Armed Career Criminal Act.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer on January 13, 2009.

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