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Bryan v. United States

Docket No.: 96-8422
Argued: March 31, 1998
Decided: June 15, 1998

Topics:

Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets, National Firearms, Organized Crime Control, Comprehensive Crime Control, or Gun Control Acts, except for RICO (q.v.) portion, Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Gun Control, Jury Instructions, Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets, willful violation, willfulness

Petitioner: Bryan
Respondent: United States

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT
Citation: 122 F.3d 90
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


524 U.S. 184 (1998)
Question:

Does the term "willfully" in 18 USC section 924(a)(1)(D) require proof that the defendant knew that his conduct was unlawful and that he knew of the federal licensing requirement for dealing in firearms?

Bryan v. United States
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 31, 1998

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for United States, 3 vote(s) against
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