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Federalism Cases

Supreme Court Cases on Federalism

Description of CaseName of Case
Ruled that the Fed. Gun Control Act prohibiting the possession of a gun within 1000 ft. of a school was unconstitutional.; limited the application of the Commerce Clause US v. Lopez
Upheld Civil Rts. Act; reaffirmed Congress's broad powers under Commerce Clause Heart of Atlanta Hotel v. US
Struck down part of the Violence Against Women Act; limitation of application of Commerce Clause US v Morrison
Established that it was constitutional to establish a Natl. Bank; used the elastic clause and supremacy clause McCulloch v. Maryland
Held that the fed. license outweighed a state navigational license; showed the fed. govt. was supreme in issues of interstate commerce Gibbons v. Ogden
Upheld Congressional legislation requiring states to raise the legal drinking age as a condition of receiving all their fed. hwy. funds South Dakota v. Dole
Held that Congress had the power to set quotas on the production of crops even when the crop was destined for a farmer's private consumption Wickard v. Filburn
Held that the individual mandate was not allowed under the Commerce Clause, but was allowed under the taxation power. It also held that threatening to withdraw all a state's Medicaid funds if they didn't expand Medicaid was too coercive and not allowed. National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius
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