No. 17-9560.

139 S.Ct. 2191 (2019)

Hamid Mohamed Ahmed Ali REHAIF, Petitioner v. UNITED STATES.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 21, 2019.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Rosemary Cakmis , Orlando, FL, for Petitioner.

Allon Kedem , Washington, DC, for Respondent.

Virginia A. Seitz , Jeffrey T. Green , Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC, Sarah O'Rourke Schrup , Northwestern Supreme Court Practicum, Chicago, IL, Donna Lee Elm , Federal Defender, Robert Godfrey , Rosemary Cakmis , Allison Guagliardo , Adeel Bashir , Conrad Kahn , Federal Defender Office, Orlando, FL, for Petitioner.

Noel J. Francisco , Solicitor General, Brian A. Benczkowski , Assistant Attorney General, Eric J. Feigin , Allon Kedem , Jenny C. Ellickson , Assistants to the Solicitor General, Joshua K. Handell , Attorney, Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for Respondent.

A federal statute, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), provides that "[i]t shall be unlawful" for certain individuals to possess firearms. The provision lists nine categories of individuals subject to the prohibition, including felons and aliens who are "illegally or unlawfully in the United States." Ibid...

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