US v. Rene E., No. 08-1974 - Criminal Law - U.S. First Circuit
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US v. Rene E., No. 08-1974

Defendant's conviction and sentence for possessing a handgun is affirmed where: 1) the federal ban on juvenile possession of handguns, 18 U.S.C. section 922(x)(2)(A), does not violate the Second Amendment and the court reaffirms the holding in US v. Cardoza, 129 F.3d 6 (1st Cir. 1997) that the section does not exceed Congress's Commerce Clause authority; and 2) defendant's sentencing challenge is moot as he is no longer in detention or under juvenile supervision. 

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Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maine

Decided October, 2009

Judges

Before:  Torruella, Lipez and Howard, Circuit Judges 

Opinion by Lipez, Circuit Judge

Counsel

For Appellant:  J. Hilary Billings

For Appellee:  Renée M. Bunker, Assistant United States Attorney, Paula D. Silsby, United States Attorney