Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Fourth Circuit still holds that Child Support Recovery Act is valid against commerce clause challenge

In U.S. v. Rich, the Fourth Circuit in a per curiam opinion for the panel of Chief Judge Wilkins, Judge Widener, and Senior Judge Beezer from the Ninth Circuit upheld the constitutionality of the federal Child Support Recovery Act, notwithstanding defendant's claims that it was beyond the power of Congress to regulate interstate commerce.

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