United States v. Bean

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In United States v. Bean, 537 U.S. 71 (2002), a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court held that courts lacked jurisdiction to consider the refusal of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) to process an application for relief from denial of the right to own firearms. The applicant had been convicted in Mexico of importing ammunition, which the applicant alleged was a simple mistaken of driving into Mexico with ammunition in his back seat that he thought had been removed.

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote this opinion for the Court.

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Withdrawal of Jurisdiction

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