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Supreme Court reverses 4th Circuit in gun case

As reported at SCOTUSblog, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the conviction of a West Virginia man under a federal law that bans firearm possession for people convicted of domestic violence.

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that the law should not apply because the defendant’s battery conviction was based on a state law that did not mention a domestic relationship.

The case is United States v. Hayes, No. 07–608.

By Peter Vieth

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