United States v. Morrison, 529 U.S. 598 (2000), is a United States Supreme Court decision which held that parts of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 were unconstitutional because they exceeded congressional power under the Commerce Clause and under section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution.
In 1994, while enrolled at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech), Christy Brzonkala alleged that Antonio Morrison and James Crawford, both students and varsity football players at Virginia Tech, raped her. In 1995, Brzonkala filed a complaint against Morrison and Crawford under Virginia Tech's Sexual Assault Policy.
See United States v. Lopez, 514 U.S. 549, 568, 577—578. Petitioners assert that §13981 can be sustained under Congress' commerce power as a regulation of activity that substantially affects interstate commerce. The proper framework for analyzing such a claim is provided by the principles the Court set out in Lopez. First ...
On May 15, 2000, the Supreme Court decided one of the defining Commerce Clause cases of the last twenty years. In cooperation with attorney David Paxton of Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, CIR spent four years bringing Morrison to the Supreme Court on the theory that individual rights are best protected when ...
View this case and other resources at: Citation. 529 U.S. 598, 120 S. Ct. 1740, 146 L. Ed. 2d 658, 2000 U.S. Brief Fact Summary. The Respondent,
Facts. Congress passed the Act, which provided all people “shall have the right to be free from crimes of violence motivated by gender.” A female victim of gender- motivated violence could bring a civil suit in federal court against her attacker. A female college student sued two of her classmates under the Act. The accused ...
Federalism principles are violated when the federal government gives women harmed by gender-based violence standing to sue assailants in federal court.
See United States v. Lopez, 514 U. S. 549, 568, 577-578. Petitioners assert that § 13981 can be sustained under Congress' commerce power as a regulation of activity that substantially affects interstate commerce. The proper framework for analyzing such a claim is provided by the principles the Court set out in Lopez. First ...
U.S. Supreme Court. United States v. Morrison, 429 U.S. 1 (1976). United States v. Morrison. No. 75-1534. Decided October 12, 1976. 429 U.S. 1. Syllabus. The District Court's general finding of guilt in a bench trial is, for double jeopardy purposes, the same as a jury verdict of guilty. The Government is therefore entitled, ...