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Buchmeier v. US, No. 06-2958

By FindLaw Staff on September 10, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

An enhanced sentence of defendant to 188 months' imprisonment as an armed career criminal following four firearm convictions is vacated and remanded where, because the state of Illinois sent defendant a document stating that his principal civil rights have been restored, while neglecting to mention the continuing firearms disability, the final sentence of 18 U.S.C. section 921(a)(20) means that his burglary convictions do not count for federal purposes.     

Read Buchmeier v. US, No. 06-2958

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
Argued March 5, 2008 
Decided September 10, 2009


Before Easterbrook, Chief Judge, and Posner, Manion, Kanne, Rovner, Wood, Evans, Williams, Sykes, and Tinder, Circuit Judges 

Opinion by Easterbrook, Chief Judge

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