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Supreme Court Curbs Federal Law That Increases Penalty If Crime Involves Gun

Posted on AllSides June 22nd, 2022
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The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a criminal defendant, voting 7–2 to curb a federal law that mandates significantly enhanced penalties for crimes involving a firearm.

The June 21 decision came as gun control legislation moved forward in Congress following a series of highly publicized mass shootings. At the same time, Americans are awaiting the high court’s ruling in another gun-related case that challenges New York State’s tough concealed-carry gun permitting system.

In the case at hand, Justin Eugene Taylor was involved in the marijuana trade in Richmond, Virginia....

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