Today our firm filed appellant’s petition for rehearing en banc in the case of Delroy Fischer v. United States of America in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Appellant, Delroy Fischer, was indicted under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9)1 for possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. Our petition argues that Fischer, and Amerson before it, were wrongly decided and the Fischer panel decision conflicts with two of the Eighth Circuit’s prior opinions and with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Hayes.
On August 1, 2011 the government filed brief of appellee in response to our petition for rehearing en banc. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued an order denying appellant’s petition for rehearing en banc on August 29, 2011 and a mandate on September 12, 2011.