No. 95-1406.

64 F.3d 338 (1995)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Elbert RANKIN, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Decided July 28, 1995.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Brian Witherspoon, Asst. Federal Public Defender, St. Louis, MO, argued, for appellant.

Joseph M. Landolt, Asst. U.S. Atty., St. Louis, MO, argued, for appellee.

Before BOWMAN, Circuit Judge, HENLEY, Senior Circuit Judge, and MORRIS SHEPPARD ARNOLD, Circuit Judge.


Elbert Rankin was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) (1988) and of possession of an unregistered firearm in violation of 26 U.S.C. §§ 5841, 5861(d) and 5871 (1988). He appeals his convictions and sentence, arguing that the District Court1 erred (1) in refusing to compel the presence of witnesses subpoenaed by the appellant to establish that...

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