United States of America v. Jean Carlo Ferreira, Pedro Rafael Caraballo-Martinez, et al. (00-17723)

United States of America v. Jean Carlo Ferreira, Pedro Rafael Caraballo-Martinez, et al. (00-17723)

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December 11, 2001 Issues: That the Hostage Taking Act is unconstitutional because it discriminates impermissibly on the basis of alienage and that Congress lacked the power to enact it; that Congress likewise lacked the power to enact the firearms statute; and, finally, that the district court erred in applying a six-level enhancement pursuant to U.S.S.G. § 2A4.1(b)(1) because a ransom note was never delivered.
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