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Dixon v. United States
Citation:548 U.S. 1, 126 S.Ct. 2437, 165 L.Ed.2d 299 (2006)
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Dixon (Defendant) was convicted on one count of receiving a firearm while under indictment for a felony charge, and eight counts of making false statements in connection to acquiring a firearm. At trial, Dixon admitted that she was aware she was under indictment while purchasing the firearms, but she argued in defense that she acted under duress because her boyfriend threatened to kill her and harm her child if she did not purchase the guns. The district court and the Court of Appeals rejected her argument.
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