printz v. united states

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Courtney Smith James Hemple Randy DeJesus Professor King Con Law 4200 10/28/10 Printz v. United States Facts: Printz v. United States (June 27, 1997) was based off of the Brandy Act which was said to be unconstitutional at the time. The Brandy Act was followed by the Gun Control Act of 1968. Petitioners introduced objections to being pushed into federal service and challenge that congressional action that compelled state officers to execute federal laws was unconstitutional. The Supreme Court agreed and held that the interim terms violated constitutional principles of twice sovereignty and separation of powers. Issues: Does a federal act that implements state officers to perform background checks on
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Unformatted text preview: potential gun owners result in a federal confiscation of state bureaucrats? Reasoning: Yes. This is unmatched as to state officers, but lacking States' consent, this is in effect a act which gives the public no alternative through its discontentment. Holding: The courts ruling was 5 votes for Printz, 4 against. Interim provisions were unconstitutional. These provisions violated dual sovereignty because they compelled states to administer a federal regulatory scheme. Congress has no authority to require state and local officials to carry out federal laws....
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