Fact That Increases Penalty for Crime is an 'Element' to be Submitted to Jury
Overruling one of its prior decisions, the Supreme Court held that, "Any fact that, by law, increases the penalty for a crime is an 'element' that must be submitted to the jury and found beyond a reasonable doubt," including facts that increase the mandatory minimum sentence for a defendant. Alleyne v. United States, 133 S. Ct. 2151
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