Lopez Case: The United States V. Lopez

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The United States v. Lopez case was about Alfonzo Lopez, a 12th grade student from San Antonio, who came to school carrying a hidden weapon. Under Texas law he was charged with possession of a firearm. Later on he was dismissed of this violation and was later charged with “federal criminal statute”. He was found violating “ The Gun-Free School Act”, which was created in 1990. His sentence was 6 months in prison and two years of being supervised while being released.

The issue surrounding this case was mainly about whether or not “The Gun-Free School Act” was unconstitutional. In fact Lopez’s attorneys insisted that Congress was exceeding their power by allowing this act to be passed. Furthermore Lopez pleaded not guilty to his charges and

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