The petitions of the day are:

16-847

Issue: Whether the petitioners are entitled to relief from the longstanding federal statute prohibiting felons from possessing firearms, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), based on their as-applied Second Amendment claim that their criminal offenses and other particular circumstances do not warrant a firearms disqualification.

16-983

Issue: Whether, as used in 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(20)(B), the term “punishable by a term of imprisonment of two years or less” means “capable of being punished by a term of imprisonment of two years or less,” or “subject to a term of imprisonment of two years or less.”

Posted in Sessions v. Binderup, Binderup v. Sessions, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Kate Howard, Petitions of the day, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 8, 2017, 11:37 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2017/03/petition-of-the-day-1109/