At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear one hour of oral argument on the scope of the federal law that seeks to block “straw purchasers” of guns — that is, those who buy firearms for someone else without revealing that they have done so. Arguing for a convicted Virginia man in the case of Abramski v. United States will be Richard D. Dietz of the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, law firm of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton. Representing the federal government will be Joseph R. Palmore, an Assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General.
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