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Condon v. USA


On March 26, 1996, the parties in this case agreed to a voluntary dismissal by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The plaintiff in the case, South Carolina Attorney General Charles Condon, had asked the court to declare that the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) was an unfunded federal mandate that was unconstitutional. The FEC was named in this suit as one of the defendants.

Mr. Condon had alleged that the NVRA violated the Tenth Amendment, which states that powers not delegated to the federal government and not prohibited to the state by the Constitution are reserved to the states.

Source:   FEC Record— December 1997.