US v. Brailey
No. 04-30083 (5-19-05). The 9th finds that a state (Utah) that restores the right to possess and use firearms for misdemeanors cannot trump the federal statute that bars such use if the prior misdemeanor was a domestic violence offense. The 9th joins the majority of circuits that have so ruled, and disagrees with the 6th that reasons that the state policy of not stripping civil rights makes an exception.