engineer wrote:thexfactor wrote:looks like im done with the transfer game. Just bombed con law prob worse than a b prob c+ or lower. I applied a whole test wrong (lopez commerce clause).
good luck guys
Lopez should only be applied to issues of Congress regulating purely intrastate activities. Under Lopez, they can only do so if there's a "substantial relation" to interstate commerce. That said, I feel like as long as your general argument was solid, it doesn't matter how you apply it--even if you got the outcome wrong (i.e. using Lopez to justify Congress' imposition of a law regulating a purely intrastate activity with no interstate component), the prof will probably realize the confusion.
If you used Lopez to justify a standing issue, however, that's another story.
I misunderstood the question. I thought the question involved whether or not if you apply the law to a fire station would it be valid. The teacher was asking whether or not the law is valid from a general perspective. I used the 5 factors in lopez but I applied it directly to the fact pattern.