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.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Marshall, J.)
Dissent (Blackmun, J.)
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