The court of appeals expressed the view, 2 f3d 1342, 1363-1368 (1993), that the result in this case might well have been different if congress had made explicit findings that guns in schools have a substantial effect on interstate commerce, and the court today does not repudiate that position, see ante, at 13-14. Us v lopez (1995) gun free school zones act exceeded congress' authority to regulate interstate commerce the law is a criminal statute that has nothing to do with commerce or any sort of economic activity. Gonzales v raich in the case of gonzales v raich, the supreme court made a judgment that affected the california users of medical marijuana under a law the federal controlled substance act, marijuana is a schedule one controlled substance, however under a 1996 state california law, marijuana is legalized for usage for people who have a prescription from a doctor for medical usage. Inter-american court of human rights case of luna lópez vhonduras judgment of october 10, 2013 (merits, reparations and costs) in the case of luna lópez, the interamerican court of human rights (hereinafter, the - inter-american court or the.
As is often the case with questions of statutory interpretation, the argument was dry and technical but the human dilemmas created by the government's current interpretation have drawn considerable attention to the case. This same analysis applies in cases, as the one currently before us, where courts review plea agreements instead of jury verdicts 1 judge tallman's reliance on the california supreme court's holding in in re young, 49 cal3d 257, 261 calrptr 59, 776 p2d 1021 (1989), that penal code § 32 is a crime of moral turpitude for the purposes of. Maldonado-lopez v holder the national immigrant justice center (nijc) and pro bono partners at ropes & gray llp represented yesenia maldonado lopez in her petition for review before the us court of appeals for the ninth circuit. On june 26th 2006 the united states supreme court issued a decision regarding a case in which a man, cuahetmoc gonzalez-lopez hired a lawyer, but then was subsequently not allowed to meet with him.
The court upholds the immigration judge's adverse credibility determination, since it is supported by substantial evidence, but states in a footnote: with the passage of the real id act, our review of an immigration judge's adverse credibility finding is significantly restricted  the court expands its analysis in jibril v. In gonzales v raich , decided in 2005, the court ruled that the commerce clause of the us constitution authorizes the federal government to enforce the controlled substances act despite state laws legalizing medical marijuana use. In the first case, us v lopez, the court struck down the guns-free school zones act of 1990, a federal law barring the carrying of guns near schools 10 in the second case, us v morrison, the court invalidated the violence against women act of 1994, a federal law that made violent acts against women a federal crime 11. This analysis shows that the lopez decision will have a significant effect on the length of sentences for approximately 76 percent of offenders sentenced under §2l12, one of the most frequently applied guidelines in the federal system. These cases are derived from class notes and laws change over time if you have any questions about these materials, or any other legal questions, you should consult an attorney who is a member of the bar of the state you reside in.
The national immigrant justice center contributed to an amicus brief in lopez vgonzales, in which the supreme court decided that a state felony drug possession offense does not constitute an aggravated felony under immigration law. Gonzales v raich (previously ashcroft v raich ), 545 us 1 (2005),  was a decision by the united states supreme court ruling that under the commerce clause of the us constitution , congress may criminalize the production and use of homegrown cannabis even if state law allows its use for medicinal purposes. Petitioner lopez, a legal permanent resident alien, pleaded guilty to south dakota charges of aiding and abetting another person's possession of cocaine, which state law treated as the equivalent of possessing the drug, a state felony. A high school senior in san antonio, texas was charged with violating the federal gun-free school zones act of 1990 alfonso lopez, jr was caught inside the school while carrying a 38 caliber revolver and five cartridges with the alleged intent of delivering the gun to someone else in exchange for $40. Lopez, the supreme court had consistently upheld, and greatly expanded, congress's powers under the commerce clause before the new deal, the supreme court interpreted the clause literally and narrowly, ruling in united states v e c knight (1895) and schechter poultry v.
The supreme court released orders from the october 5 conference on tuesday the court called for the views of the us solicitor general in first solar inc v mineworkers' pension scheme on tuesday, justice brett kavanaugh took the bench for his first oral arguments. Nos 05-547 and 05-7664 in the supreme court of the united states jose antonio lopez, petitioner v alberto r gonzales, attorney general reymundo toledo-flores. The court further held that its final mandate in the case, and the concomitant dissolving of its earlier injunction, would issue june 28 at 4:00 pm, atlanta time the supreme court announced mid-day on the 28 t h that it would not exercise its discretion to consider the gonzalez matter, and by 4:30 that day, elian had departed for cuba.
The court of appeals for the fifth circuit agreed with lopez and reversed his conviction the united states petitioned for certiorari to the united states supreme court, which granted the petition rule of law. Lopez then sued the attorney general and brought his case to the court of appeals for the eighth circuit the circuit court affirmed the lower courts, ruling that a crime is an aggravated felony under the ina if it is a felony under either federal or state law. On the third and fourth day, conduct a mini-moot court hearing on the us v lopez case, using the materials in the modern debate over the commerce clause: the case of us v v lopez (1995) activity. United states district court district of new mexico phillip o lopez and feliz gonzales, plaintiffs v no 2:15-cv-00889 jch/smv the state of new mexico.