Home Menu ↓
Clicking on our sponsor links helps insure continued free access to this website.
Please support our efforts by visiting our sponsors:

 

UNITED STATES v. CASTLEMAN

Docket No.: 12-1371
Certiorari Granted: Oct 1 2013
Argued: January 15, 2014

Topics:

Armed Career Criminal Act, murder

PartyNames: United States v. James Alvin Castleman
Petitioner: United States
Respondent: James Alvin Castleman

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Citation: 695 F.3d 582
Supreme Court Docket

United States
v.
James Alvin Castleman
Background:

Section 922(g)(9) of Title 18, United States Code, makes it a crime for any person convicted of a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" to possess a firearm. The phrase "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is defined to include any federal, state, or tribal misdemeanor offense, committed by a person with a specified domestic relationship to the victim, that "has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon." 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(33)(A).

Question Presented:

Whether respondent's Tennessee conviction for misdemeanor domestic assault by intentionally or knowingly causing bodily injury to the mother of his child qualifies as a conviction for a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence."

UNITED STATES v. CASTLEMAN
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 15, 2014

Listen to Oral Argument in UNITED STATES v. CASTLEMAN
Database Connection failed: SQLSTATE[HY000] [1045] Access denied for user 'restauz8_sophi'@'localhost' (using password: YES)