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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Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maine
Decided October, 2009
Before: Torruella, Lipez and Howard, Circuit Judges
Opinion by Lipez, Circuit Judge
For Appellant: J. Hilary Billings
For Appellee: Renée M. Bunker, Assistant United States Attorney, Paula D. Silsby, United States Attorney
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