The Supreme Court today handed down an opinion in Begay v. US in which it held that drunk driving is not a violent felony as defined by particular sentencing regulations.

Justice Breyer authored a six-Justice majority opinion that concluded that drunk driving does not fall into a category of behavior that “otherwise involves conduct that presents a serious potential risk of physical injury to another.”

Justice Scalia penned a concurrance that largely agreed with the majority. Justice Alito wrote a dissent that was joined by Justices Thomas and Souter.

1 Response to “Supreme Court Hands Down Drunk Driving Opinion”

  1. 1 AJ

    This case is probably a lot like Leocal v Ashcroft bt dubs

    Check out that case.

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