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Criminal – Firearm Possession – Domestic Violence Conviction (access required)

A defendant who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery offense under West Virginia law against his then-wife was not convicted of a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" under 18 U.S.C. Sects. 922(g)(9) and 924(a)(2), and his conviction of possession of a firearm after such a conviction is reversed. We are presented with a pure question of ...

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