Despite the change in the law in 1993 reducing the maximum potential penalties for many minor felonies to less than one year incarceration (i.e., changing the offenses to non-felonies under federal law), the state continued to refer and the feds continued to accept and prosecute cases charging people with felon in possession of a firearm where the prior felony conviction was no longer technically a felony conviction under federal law.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday February 1, 2012 7:00 am|
This is the first day of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s appeal hearing in the British Supreme Court. The hearing is being broadcast live by Sky News, which makes this stage of Assange’s case significant. Here is the first time the world can tune in and begin to understand the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) system, which Assange’s lawyers are challenging.