Published: October, 2014| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

Poised to address another of the many legal tensions that arise in the context of firearm prohibitions and individual property rights, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in the case of Henderson v. U.S. (2014 WL 292169, unpub’d). In Henderson a defendant challenges the 11th Circuit’s refusal to recognize certain property rights to surrendered firearms that were not involved in the underlying criminal case when the individual is a prohibited person under 18 U.S.C. §922(g).The outcome of this case will likely have direct and far-reaching effects on efforts that jurisdictions take to enforce firearms surrender in domestic violence cases.