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Foundational Documents Name: APGOPO Required Supreme Court case 2 of 15 U.S. v. Lopez (1995) U.S. v. Lopez was a landmark Supreme Court case that is one of the 15 required cases that may show up on the AP exam. Part 1: The Issue Using the oral arguments, summarize the issues that led to the controversy using 2-3 Somebody Wanted But So sentences. Part 2: The Court’s Decision In the conclusion, summarize the decision of the Court. Since…__ 12th grader, Alfonzo Lopez, at San Antonio Texas High School, carried a concealed weapon into his High School, he was charged under the Texas law with firearm possession on school premises ________________, _______________. After…__ Federal agents got involved and dropped charges against Lopez on the state level and instead charged him with violating a federal criminal statute. _________________, ______________. Although...____ Lopez was charged on a state level. The question was posed upon the courts questioning if the 1990 Gun-Free School Zones Act, forbidding individuals from knowingly carrying a gun in a school zone, unconstitutional because it exceeds the power to Congress to legislate under the Constitution to legislate under the Commerce Clause?

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