No. 08-6925.

130 S.Ct. 1265 (2010)

559 U.S. 133

Curtis Darnell JOHNSON, Petitioner v. UNITED STATES.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 2, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lisa Call, Donna Lee Elm, Federal Defender, James T. Skuthan, Rosemary T. Cakmis, Robert Godfrey, Office of the Federal Defender, Jacksonville, FL, for Petitioner.

Leondra R. Kruger, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Elena Kagan, Solicitor General, Lanny A. Breuer, Assistant Attorney General, Michael R. Dreeben, Deputy Solicitor General, Deborah Watson, Attorney, Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for Respondent.

Justice SCALIA delivered the opinion of the Court.

We decide whether the Florida felony offense of battery by "[a]ctually and intentionally touch[ing]" another person, Fla. Stat. § 784.03(1)(a), (2) (2003), "has as an element the use . . . of physical force against the person of another," 18 U.S.C. § 924(e)(2)(B)(i), and thus constitutes a "violent felony" under the Armed Career Criminal Act, § 924(e)(1).


Curtis Johnson pleaded guilty...

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