Published on: Wednesday, March 15, 2023

From footnote nine of this Second Circuit opinion, you get the sense that the court (2-1) doesn't think it should take 26 pages and a chart to explain why a racketeer who shot and killed someone committed a "crime of violence." Concurrence: Oh stop it. There is no reason to criticize the categorical approach. It promotes judicial efficiency and better protects defendants at sentencing, which we should do.

The case is United States v. Morris, 16-00006 (2d Cir. Mar. 7, 2023).