United States v. Jones, No. 18-30256 (5th Cir. 2019)Annotate this Case
The Fifth Circuit vacated and remanded defendants' convictions under 18 U.S.C. 924 in light of the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Davis, 139 S. Ct. 2319 (2019), which held that the residual clause of section 924(c) is unconstitutionally vague. The court held that it was plain error to permit the jury to convict defendants of section 924 offenses based on RICO conspiracy as a crime of violence predicate.