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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

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UNITED STATES v. CASTLEMAN
Case Documents

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