Unformatted text preview: Constitutional Law Problem , he violated the act 18 U.S.C 922 , in which no one can have a machine- gun unless he or she has the authority under the United States, any department or agency under the state. 3. Yes, Joe will be convicted for owning a machine-gun. Based upon the case, Gonzales v. Raich, the case law gives Congress the ability to regulate any local activities that are part of an economic “class of activities” that will have an effect on interstate commerce. Even though Monson produces her own marijuana within the state of California which gives permission to cultivate for medical purposes, Congress still has power to regulate since it can effect a national market for marijuana. Much like Joe trying to produce a machine-gun which was a local action. The government still has power over him....
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- Spring '11
- Law, U.S. state, United States Congress, Interstate Commerce, Gonzales v. Raich, Wickard v. Filburn