United States v. Boyd

The Third Circuit rejected the defendant’s claim that 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(8) was an unconstitutional violation of his Second Amendment rights. The defendant was convicted of the charge because he was subject to a state-level protective order that required him to surrender his firearms. Following the standard set forth in United States v. Marzzarella, the … Read more

Folajtar v. Att’y Gen. US

In 2011, Folajtar was convicted of federal tax fraud, which, under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), prohibited her from possessing a firearm. In 2018, Folajtar sued, asserting that applying § 922(g)(1) violated her Second Amendment right to possess firearms. In Folajtar v. Atty”Gen. US, the 3rd Circuit held that the legislature’s designation of an offense as a … Read more