Show simple item record Van Cleave, Rachel A. 2010-03-12T19:58:43Z 2010-03-12T19:58:43Z 1998
dc.identifier.citation 29 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 527 en_US
dc.description.abstract Among the cases decided during the survey period (1996-1997), two opinions stand out as particularly noteworthy. First, United States v. Branch is certainly notable because it involved the prosecution of members of a religious sect, the Branch Davidians, and their participation in a gun battle which resulted in the death of agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The case is also significant due to the variety of new issues it raised. The second case of note, United States v. Lewis, is important because the Supreme Court granted certiorari and is likely to resolve a conflict among the circuit courts as to an issue involving the Assimilative Crimes Act. In addition to these two cases, the Fifth Circuit continues to confront numerous interpretational issues involving the offense of "using or carrying a firearm" in relation to a crime of violence or drug trafficking. Finally, during the survey period the court also answered challenges that several federal laws violate the Commerce Clause based on the Supreme Court's opinion in United States v. Lopez. en_US
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dc.publisher Texas Tech Law Review
dc.subject Criminal law en_US
dc.subject Survey en_US
dc.title Criminal Law en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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