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US v. Alfonso Lopez, Jr., 514 US 549 (1995)

The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of Lopez, holding Congress had exceeded its power under the Interstate Commerce Clause by passing the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990. According to the Court, the government's convoluted argument that the Act was intended to reduce violent crime, which would have an economic impact on commerce between the states.

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Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

Justice Antonin Scalia

Justice Anthony Kennedy

Justice Clarence Thomas


Justice Stephen Breyer

Justice John Paul Stevens

Justice David H. Souter

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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