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11 December 2002

New York Times

WASHINGTON — Federal judges do not have authority to disregard the will of Congress and restore gun ownership rights to convicted felons, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously today. The case, a dispute over the effect of a 10-year-old Congressional ban on the restoration of felons' gun privileges by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, did not directly raise the question of whether the Second Amendment grants an individual right to bear arms. But because this... (

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