United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Joseph Wiley Brown, Defendant-appellant, 456 F.2d 687 (9th Cir. 1972)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 456 F.2d 687 (9th Cir. 1972) April 10, 1972

Wesley G. Hohlbein, Seattle, Wash., for defendant-appellant.

Stan Pitkin, U. S. Atty., Thomas B. Russell, Susan L. Barnes, Asst. U. S. Attys., Seattle, Wash., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before CHAMBERS, WRIGHT and GOODWIN, Circuit Judges.


After conviction and sentence in this firearms case, United States v. Bass, 404 U.S. 336, 92 S. Ct. 515, 30 L. Ed. 2d 488 (1971) was decided. With that decision "interstate commerce" takes on a new importance in gun cases.

The case is remanded to the district court to vacate the judgment and reconsider the case in the light of Bass.