Muscarello v. United States
Significance, Drugs And Guns, To Carry A Firearm, Impact, The National Firearms Act
Frank J. Muscarello, Donald Cleveland and Enrique Gray-Santana
That the United States violated the Second Amendment's right to bear arms by a broad interpretation of U.S. legal codes.
Chief Lawyers for Petitioners
Robert H. Klonoff and Norman S. Zallkind
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
James A. Feldman
Justices for the Court
Stephen Breyer (writing for the Court), Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, John Paul Stevens, Clarence Thomas
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, David H. Souter
Date of Decision
8 June 1998
The decision found in favor of the United States by ruling that the phrase "carries a firearm" applies to persons knowingly possessing and conveying firearms in a vehicle, including in a locked glove compartment or car trunk.
- United States v. Miller, 301 U.S. 174 (1939).
- United States v. Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995).
- Bailey v. United States, 516 U.S. 137 (1996).
- Printz v. United States, 521 U.S. 98 (1997).
- Cleveland v. United States, 106 F.3d 1056 (1998).
Bacon, Donald C., et al., ed. The Encyclopedia of the United States Congress. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.
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