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Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This comment examines three decisions of the 1997 Supreme Court Term in which the Court invalidated Federal laws: Printz v. United States, City of Boerne v. Flores, and Reno v. ACLU. This comment looks for a unifying trend in the decisions in an effort to determine if the Court is moving in a new philosophical direction. The author suggests that the decisions do signal a renewed commitment to States' rights and federalism. Further, the decisions reveal the Court's antagonism toward the largess and enlarged scope of Congress. The author suggests that the decisions are an attempt by the Court to rein in the power of Congress.

First Page

411

Last Page

444

Publication Date

5-1-1998

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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