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Rehaif v. US, 17–9560

Interpreted a federal statute that prohibits felons and certain other individuals from knowingly possessing firearms. Held that the government must prove both that the defendant knew he possessed a firearm and that he knew he belonged to the relevant category of persons barred from possessing a firearm. Justice Breyer delivered the opinion of the 7-2 Court.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/06/21

Judges

  • Breyer

Court

  • United States Supreme Court

Counsel