Vagueness Doctrine and 18 U.S.C. § 16(b): The Fifth Circuit’s Decision in United States v. Gonzalez-Longoria

Note by Alexandra N. Phillips

In this note, Alexandra N. Phillips discusses the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit's en banc decision in United States v. Gonzalez-Longoria, 831 F.3d 670 (5th Cir. 2016). The Court held that the definition of "crime of violence" in 18 U.S.C. § 16(b) was not unconstitutionally vague.