Seventh Circuit Will Rehear U.S. v. Skoien En Banc

That’s the case in which a unanimous Seventh Circuit panel vacated — on Second Amendment grounds — a conviction for gun possession by a misdemeanant convicted of domestic violence, and remanded for further proceedings to determine whether the government could show a “reasonable fit” “between this important objective [the government’s interest in protecting against domestic-violence gun injury and death] and § 922(g)(9)’s blanket ban on firearms possession by persons who have been convicted of a domestic-violence misdemeanor.” Thanks to Alice Marie Beard for the report.

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