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CASE ENTRY

United States v. Schmidt

Man camping in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has a gun, which is illegal on account of his multiple felony convictions. Later, the man readily admits to being a white supremacist and proclaims his desire to return to Germany to retrace his Nazi ancestral heritage. Seventh Circuit: And it’s just fine for the judge to have considered those beliefs and imposed a longer sentence than the gov’t requested. Even though he’s never been convicted of a hate crime, such views demonstrate a threat of future dangerousness.


Tags: 2019, Firearms, Sentencing, Seventh Circuit

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