Notice: Eighth Circuit Rule 28a(k) Governs Citation of Unpublished Opinions and Provides That No Party May Cite an Opinion Not Intended for Publication Unless the Cases Are Related by Identity Between the Parties or the Causes of Action.united States of America, Appellee, v. Dorian Scott, Appellant, 68 F.3d 479 (8th Cir. 1995)

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US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit - 68 F.3d 479 (8th Cir. 1995) Oct. 12, 1995

Before McMILLIAN, BOWMAN, and MURPHY, Circuit Judges.


Dorian Scott appeals his conviction from the district court1  following his plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g). Relying on United States v. Lopez, 115 S. Ct. 1624 (1995), Scott argues that Congress lacks authority to make a felon's possession of a weapon a federal crime. Scott's argument, however, is foreclosed by our recent holding in United States v. Rankin, No. 95-1406, 1995 WL 445716 (8th Cir. July 28, 1995) (per curiam).

Accordingly, the judgment is affirmed.


The Honorable Jean C. Hamilton, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri