Monday, May 12, 2003

Two guns, two counts, one punishment

In U.S. v. Shorter, released today, a panel of the Fourth Circuit in an opinion by Chief Judge Wilkins upheld the convictions of defendant in the E.D. Va., rejecting, among other arguments, that the District Court mishandled duplicative charges that the defendant was a felon in possession of two different firearms in interstate commerce. Judge Michael dissented.

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