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United States v. Bass
United States Supreme Court
404 U.S. 336 (1971)
Bass (defendant), a felon, was convicted of possessing a pistol and shotgun in violation of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (Omnibus Act), 18 U.S.C. App. § 1202(a). Section 1202(a) prohibited any person who had been convicted of a felony from receiving, possessing, or transporting in commerce any firearm. Bass appealed his conviction. The Second Circuit reversed. The United States Supreme Court granted cert.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Marshall, J.)
Dissent (Blackmun, J.)
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