After reading Lopez case, the Constitution, understanding how each branch of the government is divided and their limits on their actions, I couldn’t aggree more with Lopez. The fact that he brought a weapon to a public school is understundble to be wrong, however it doesn’t make any sense to judge or convic him under the Commerce Clausure, which the congress has power to control. Commerce Clausure refers to the control of instate and international commerce, I could find any way how Lopez actions can affect Commerce.
According to the congress, Lopez did affect instate commerce and economy. One of these impacts is that the rest of the students may have been affected in their learning ability and this can cause future impacts in the economy or commerce. I think this is a really irrevelant comparassion, his action may affect futute commerce but this affection will be minimun, not significant enough to compare with international or instate commerce .
If the weapon at somepoint was used, if people were hurt, property damaged, etc. I think would be understudble to led the congress take action and convict him because this can affect commerce or economy to a greater extent. People may be unable to work, the replacement of the property damaged, psycological and medicinal expenses, etc. Otherwise I think commerce will have minimal or none effect. Therefore this case should be taken care within a state law, and not be considered a federal crime. [continues]
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