U.S. v Lopez was a 1995 landmark Supreme Court case that limited the use of the Commerce Clause. The (5-4) verdict ruled that the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 was unconstitutional because the U.S. Congress, in enacting the legislation, had exceeded its authority under the commerce clause.
When the Gun-Free School Zone Act was passed in 1990, there were few limits on the Congress’s use of the Commerce Clause as the constitutional basis for regulation.
List some other significant Supreme Court cases that deal with the powers of the Commerce Clause.
What was the most significant consequence of the ruling in U.S. v. Lopez?
In what was has the ruling in U.S. v. Lopez impacted your and your education?
How different would the U.S. be without the U.S. v. Lopez ruling?