The Supreme Court held that a federal statute was unconstitutional because Congress had overstepped its authority to regulate interstate commerce.
In 1990 Congress passed the Gun-free School Zone Act
By a 5-4 vote, however, the Court upheld the ruling. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist’s
The Lopez decision appeared to mark a renaissance for the principle of dual sovereignty, which had largely been abandoned following Carter v. Carter Coal Co.
Carter v. Carter Coal Co.
Commerce, regulation of
Darby Lumber Co., United States v.
Garcia v. San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority
Printz v. United States