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Caron v. United States

Docket No.: 97-6270
Argued: April 21, 1998
Decided: June 22, 1998

Topics:

18 U.S.C. 922, Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, murder

Petitioner: Caron
Respondent: United States

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIRST CIRCUIT
Supreme Court Docket


524 U.S. 308 (1998)
Question:

Does 18 USC section 922(g)(1), which forbids felons from possessing firearms and enhances their sentences for a violation, apply to a felon who is allowed under state law to possess rifles and shotguns but not handguns?

Caron v. United States
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 21, 1998

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