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Handley v. Chapman, 09-10061

In a firearm possession prosecution, dismissal of a habeas petition is vacated and judgment for respondents is entered on the merits, where the Bureau of Prisons' regulation categorically excluding early-release eligibility for inmates convicted of firearm possession was not arbitrary and capricious because it was justified by public safety concerns.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/30/2009
  • Published 10/30/2009


  • JERRY E. SMITH, Circuit Judge:, Before SMITH, DENNIS and OWEN, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Deborah Rae Handley, Fort Worth, TX, pro se.