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Authors

Debbie Ellis

Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This casenote examines the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in United States v. Lopez, in which the Court struck down a Congressional enactment under the Commerce Clause for the first time in modern history. The note traces Commerce Clause jurisprudence back to the days of the Founding Fathers and analyzes the Lopez opinion in an historic context. It also provides an overview of how the lower federal courts have dealt with appeals based on the Lopez ruling and concludes that the federalism debate, which underlies the Court's 5-4 decision, has been renewed but not resolved.

First Page

85

Last Page

122

Publication Date

11-1-1996

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

Included in

Law Commons

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