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United States v. Hayes

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-608 4th Cir. Nov 10, 2008
Tr.
Feb 24, 2009 7-2 Ginsburg OT 2008

Issue: Whether, to qualify as a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9), the offense must have as an element a domestic relationship between the offender and the victim.

Judgment: Reversed, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on February 24, 2009.

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