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United States v. Lopez

Docket No.: 93-1260
Argued: November 8, 1994
Decided: April 26, 1995

Topics:

18 U.S.C. 922, Economic Activity, Federalism, Natural Resources, 18 U.S.C. 922, Antitrust, Bill of Rights, Civil Rights Act, Commerce Clause, Constitutional Law, Crime Control Act, Due Process, Eleventh Amendment, Fair Labor Standards Act, Federalism, Fourteenth Amendment, Indians, National Labor Relations Act, Sherman Act, Tenth Amendment, antitrust, child labor, copyright, habeas, judicial review, limited and enumerated powers, murder, patent, pension plan, public schools, racial discrimination, separation of powers, stare decisis, trademark

PartyNames: UNITED STATES, Petitioner v. Alfonso LOPEZ, Jr.
Petitioner: United States
Respondent: Lopez

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 2 F.3d 1342
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

United States
v.
Lopez
514 U.S. 549 (1995)
Other Citations: 115 S.Ct. 1624131 L.Ed.2d 626 (514 U.S.
Question:

Is the 1990 Gun-Free School Zones Act, forbidding individuals from knowingly carrying a gun in a school zone, unconstitutional because it exceeds the power of Congress to legislate under the Commerce Clause?

United States v. Lopez
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 08, 1994

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Lopez, 4 vote(s) against

United States v. Lopez
Case Documents

1Opinion in United States v. Lopez
2Opinion in United States v. Lopez
Additional documents for this case are pending review.