Byline: Derek Hawkins
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Case Name: Rickey I. Kanter v. William P. Barr, et al.
Case No.: 18-1478
Officials: FLAUM, RIPPLE, and BARRETT, Circuit Judges.
Focus: 2nd Amendment Violation
Rickey I. Kanter pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud under 18 U.S.C. 1341. Due to his felony conviction, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm under both federal and Wisconsin law. At issue in this case is whether the felon dispossession statutes18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1) and Wis. Stat. 941.29(1m)violate the Second Amendment as applied to Kanter. Even if Kanter could bring an as applied challenge, the government has met its burden of establishing that the felon dispossession statutes are substantially related to an important government interest. We...