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Name: United States v. Rahimi
Case #: 22–915
Court: US Supreme Court
District USSup
Opinion Date: 06/21/2024
Summary

In an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court upholds a federal law prohibiting individuals subject to a domestic violence restraining order from possessing firearms. The analysis of a law burdening the Second Amendment right must consider “whether the new law is ‘relevantly similar’ to laws that our tradition is understood to permit, applying faithfully the balance struck by the founding generation to modern circumstances.” Because “firearm laws have included provisions preventing individuals who threaten physical harm to others from misusing firearms,” the law is valid and need not be a “historical twin” to pass constitutional muster.

The full opinion is available on the court’s website here:  https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/23pdf/22-915_8o6b.pdf