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Printz v. United States

Docket No.: 95-1478
Argued: December 3, 1996
Decided: June 27, 1997
Consolidated with: No. 95-1503

Topics:

18 U.S.C. 922, Federalism, Natural Resources, Article I, Bill of Rights, Clean Water, Clean Water Act, Commerce Clause, Constitutional Law, EPA, Eleventh Amendment, Environmental Protection Agency, Extradition, Fair Labor Standards Act, Federalism, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Full Faith and Credit, Full Faith and Credit Clause, Guarantee Clause, Gun Control, Judicial Power, National Firearms, Necessary and Proper, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Privileges and Immunities Clause, Second Amendment, Supremacy Clause, Tenth Amendment, background checks, immigration, judicial review, murder, separation of powers, sovereign immunity

PartyNames: Jay PRINTZ, Sheriff/Coroner, Ravalli County, Montana, Petitioner, v. UNITED STATES. Richard MACK, Petitioner, v. UNITED STATES.
Petitioner: Printz
Respondent: United States

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 66 F.3d 1025
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Printz
v.
United States
521 U.S. 898 (1996)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 2365138 L.Ed.2d 914 (521 U.S.
Question:

Using the Necessary and Proper Clause of Article I as justification, can Congress temporarily require state CLEOs to regulate handgun purchases by performing those duties called for by the Brady Bill's handgun applicant background-checks?

Printz v. United States
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 03, 1996

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Printz, 4 vote(s) against
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