HGov: Tenth Amendment Case Study


Amendment 10

The Tenth Amendment restates that any powers not granted to the federal government nor prohibited to the states are reserved to the states and to the people.

In the case of United States v. Morrison, the Violence Against Women Act that allowed victims of domestic violence to sue their attackers in federal court. The Court struck down this law saying that violent crime between individuals was an issue for the states not the federal government.

 

 


Homework:
1) Read Chapter 14 pp.445-474
2) Read Chapter 15 pp.481-511

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