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Printz v. United States
Citation:521 U.S. 898, 117 S.Ct. 2365, 138 L.Ed.2d 914 (1997).
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Congress passed the Brady Act, which required the implementation of a national computerized background check system. In the time before the national background check system would be fully digitized and operative, interim provisions required that state and local law enforcement officers do background checks before issuing permits to buy firearms. Two local law enforcement officers challenged the constitutionality of the Brady Act’s interim provisions.
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