Congress needs to be more disciplined. It has at times become sloppy and even cavalier. When, for example, Congress enacted the federal Gun-Free School Zone Act of 1990, it was asking for trouble. Neither the legislation nor the legislative history said anything about any effect on interstate commerce. It was therefore not surprising to see the Supreme Court strike the law down in United States v. Lopez.
14 Const. Commentary 1-6 (1997)
Scholarly Commons Citation
Bloch, Susan Low, "Congressional Self-Discipline: The Constitutionality of Supermajority Rules" (1997). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 1198.