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United States v. Bass

United States Supreme Court
404 U.S. 336 (1971)


Facts

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

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Marshall, J.)

Dissent (Blackmun, J.)

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