A federal judge has ruled that a sentencing enhancement should not apply to a persistent felon because of changes to New York’s Rockefeller drug laws.

Eastern District Judge David G. Trager found that the relevance of the federal Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) depended on the current sentencing structure in a state, not the sentence that was prescribed by law at the time of the crime.

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