US v. Lavonte Hallman
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 3:12-cr-00097-MOC-DCK-1,3:15-cv-00468-MOC Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: Lavonte Hallman. [16-6306]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff - Appellee,
LAVONTE LAMONT HALLMAN,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, at
Charlotte. Max O. Cogburn, Jr., District Judge. (3:12-cr-00097-MOC-DCK-1; 3:15-cv00468-MOC)
Submitted: July 27, 2017
Decided: July 31, 2017
Before AGEE and FLOYD, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Lavonte Lamont Hallman, Appellant Pro Se. John George Guise, COPELAND
RICHARDS, Davidson, North Carolina, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Lavonte Lamont Hallman appeals the district court’s order denying relief on his 28
U.S.C. § 2255 (2012) motion. Hallman challenges his career offender designation based
on Johnson v. United States, __ U.S. __, 135 S. Ct. 2551 (2015), which declared the
residual clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act unconstitutionally vague. * Hallman’s
argument is foreclosed by the Supreme Court’s recent decision that the Sentencing
Guidelines, including the career offender residual clause, “are not subject to a vagueness
challenge under the Due Process Clause.” Beckles v. United States, __ U.S.__, 137 S. Ct.
886, 892 (2017). Accordingly, we affirm the district court’s order. We dispense with oral
argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials
before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
Before this court, Hallman clarifies that he believes he is entitled to relief under
our decisions in United States v. Gardner, 823 F.3d 793 (4th Cir. 2016), and United States
v. Billups, 652 F. App’x 157 (4th Cir. 2016). These cases do not apply to Hallman as they
address armed career criminal designations under the Armed Career Criminal Act, not
career offender designations.
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