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11 December 2002

Washington Post

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that convicted felons who cannot get their right to own firearms reinstated by a Treasury Department agency may not turn to the federal courts for help, a decision that bolsters a key gun-control law intended to keep weapons out of criminals' hands. By a unanimous vote, the nine justices held that a federal district court lacked the authority to order Texas gun dealer Thomas Lamar Bean's firearms privileges restored after the Bureau of... (

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