United States v. Miller (Great American Court Cases)
Legal Citation: 307 U.S. 174 (1939)
Jack Miller, Frank Layton
That the Western Arkansas District Court had erred in dismissing indictments against the appellees for violating the National Firearms Act of 1934.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Chief Lawyer for Appellees
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, Pierce Butler, Felix Frankfurter, Charles Evans Hughes, James Clark McReynolds (writing for the Court), Stanley Forman Reed, Owen Josephus Roberts, Harlan Fiske Stone
None (William O. Douglas did not participate)
Date of Decision
15 May 1939
In favor of the government's appeal, reversing the lower court's dismissal of charges against Miller and Layton.
By declaring that a sawed-off shotgun had no reasonable relation to the terms of the Second Amendment, the Court set an important precedent for later cases involving firearms possession....
(The entire section is 1081 words.)
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