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About Brandon Beck

Assistant Professor of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law; former appellate attorney with the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas.  See profile here: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/law/faculty/b_beck.php

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Judge Higginson and the Role of the Solicitor General in United States v. Quiroz

Posted by on February 22, 2023

On February 8, 2023, the Fifth Circuit heard oral argument in United States v. Quiroz to consider whether 18 U.S.C. § 922(n)—receipt of a firearm while under felony indictment—can withstand a Second Amendment facial challenge. Below, Judge Counts in the Western District of Texas had dismissed the government’s indictment, under Bruen, holding that “unlike the […]