Nos. 90-2844, 90-2842.

932 F.2d 703 (1991)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Arthur Lajuane TAYLOR, Appellant. UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Jackie L. BANKS, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Decided May 1, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bruce D. Livingston, St. Louis, Mo., for appellant Taylor.

R. Thomas Day of St. Louis, Mo., for appellant Banks.

Richard L. Poehling of St. Louis, Mo., for appellee.

Before LAY, Chief Judge, FRIEDMAN, Senior Circuit Judge, and JOHN R. GIBSON, Circuit Judge.

FRIEDMAN, Senior Circuit Judge.

Under 18 U.S.C. § 924(e)(1), the sentence of a person convicted of violating 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) (possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon) is enhanced if the person has three previous convictions for a "violent felony," which the statute defines to include "burglary". See 18 U.S.C. § 924(e)(2)(B)(ii). The question in these two appeals, which we decide in a single opinion, is whether the district...

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