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Freshfields Team Files Amicus Brief in United States vs. Rahimi

A team of Freshfields attorneys has filed an amicus brief in the US Supreme Court on behalf of several domestic violence advocates, educators, and organizations, in United States vs. Rahimi. The question presented in the appeal is whether 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(8), which prohibits the possession of firearms by persons subject to domestic-violence restraining orders, violates the Second Amendment on its face.

In the Freshfields brief, Amici argue that the federal law at issue is constitutional because it disarms a select group of dangerous individuals only after a series of procedural safeguards have been satisfied, and that the law is vitally important in protecting domestic violence victims from further serious and often lethal danger.  

The brief can be found here.

The team of lawyers who drafted the brief includes counsel Jennifer Loeb and associate Andrew Henderson in Washington, DC, and senior counsel Aaron Marcu and associates Aedan Collins, Brandt Henslee, Daniel Hodgkinson, Taylor Jachman, and Matthew Rublin in New York.

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