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Ewing v. California
Citation:538 U.S. 11 (2003)
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Ewing (Petitioner) was convicted of stealing golf clubs from a Los Angeles shop in California trial court. He had already been convicted of four felonies, so he was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison under California’s three strikes law. This law required a sentence of 25 years to life for any defendant who had been convicted of three or more felonies that were classified as “serious” or “violent.” He appealed his sentence.
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