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United States v. Hill
Citation:927 F.3d 188 (4th Cir. 2019)
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James Hill (Defendant) admitted to assaulting a coworker who was preparing packages for interstate shipment because of the coworker’s sexual orientation. Hill was convicted by a jury of violating the Hate Crimes Act. Then, the district court granted Hill’s motion for judgment of acquittal. In his motion, Hill argued that the Hate Crimes Act, as applied to Hill’s conduct, exceeded Congress’s authority under the Commerce Clause.
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